Forty-nine-year-old Elder Frank Kwadwo Ayisi from the Sunyani Central District of The Church of Pentecost has emerged as the 2023 overall best farmer in the Sunyani Municipality within the Bono Region of Ghana.
Elder Ayisi, the Chief Executive Officer of “Frank V Farms,” clinched the award at the 39th National Farmers’ Day celebration held on Friday, December 1, in Antwikrom, a farming community within the Sunyani Municipality.
In an interview with PENTECOST NEWS during the event, Elder Nana Ayisi, also the Sanaahene of Baakoniaba Traditional Area, affirmed that agriculture holds considerable potential.
He, therefore, advised the youth to venture into agribusiness with determination and perseverance.
Mr. Patrick Delah Newman, the Sunyani Municipal Agric Director, echoed the sentiment, encouraging the youth to explore the numerous employment opportunities within the agriculture sector instead of pursuing white-collar jobs.
In recognition of his achievement, Elder Ayisi received a tricycle, Wellington boots, seedlings, bars of key soap, cutlasses, T-shirts, and a night’s stay at Eusbett Hotel with his family as part of the reward package.
The event was attended by the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), the Agric Director, chiefs, religious leaders, security agencies, farmers, and the general public.
Elder Nana Ayisi commenced his farming enterprise in 2011 and currently employs 10 permanent and 16 temporary workers.
His livestock farm boasts 10,000 poultry birds, 30 goats, 30 sheep, 15 turkeys, and 60 cattle.
He also oversees eight hectares of cocoa farm, six hectares of cashew plantation, 13 hectares of cassava farm, and two hectares of mango farms.Elder Ayisi is married to Mrs. Victoria Ayisi, and together they have six children.
Report by Elder Collins Obeng K. Jr. (Sunyani Central District)