Ghacem gave 1,000 bags of cement valued at GH¢30,000, and Chemco Company Limited, producers of agro-chemicals, presented products worth GH¢50,000 and a cheque for GH¢50,000.
The Public Relations Officer of Ghacem, John Savage-Mensah, said the package was to assist the ministry to organise a successful programme.
He assured of the company’s determination to help promote agricultural development in the country.
The Technical Sales Officer of Chemco, Maxwell Seth Awuku said aside from the national presentation, the company would also donate to the Municipal and District Assemblies as part of their corporate social responsibility.
He said all the 27 letters of appeal from the assemblies would be honoured with cash and products to ensure that the country’s hard working farmers were adequately rewarded.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture Alhaji Mohammed Miniru Limuna commended the companies for the gesture and urged others to emulate thier example for a successful celebrations.
According to him, this year’s Farmer’s Day is a bit exceptional and everyone is needed on board to help complement governments efforts,” adding that the time had come for corporate institutions to get onboard and partner government to assist hard working farmers to increase food production for the socio-economic development of the country.
By Lawrence Vomafa Akpkalu