The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Dadekotopon, Nii Amasa Namoale, has announced that this year’s National Farmers Day will be held on the first Friday of November 2012 and not the first friday of December.
The date for the annual event which is the first Friday of every December has this year been shifted forward to allow for the general elections which will be held on 7th December, a day that actually should have been the farmers’ day.
Ghanaians go to the polls on December 7th to elect a President and Members of Parliament in an election that promises to be keenly contested.
Speaking on Accra based Happy FM on Thursday; Hon. Amasa Namoale stated that his outfit which is the supervisory ministry for the farmers’ day event is fully aware of the constitutional obligation which requires that general elections should be held on 7th December every four years, adding that his ministry will not do anything to breach constitution.
He said, the National Farmers’ day celebration is not enshrined in the constitution and so it makes it possible for the date of the event to be changed if necessary.