Mrs Gyebi (second right), presenting the cheque to Dr Bambagi ,,,

Mrs Gyebi (second right), presenting the cheque to Dr Bambagi ,,,

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has received donations from three companies towards the celebration of this year’s farmer’s day.

Nanam Ventures, dealers in agricultural inputs, presented a cheque for GH₵20,000, Bone Agro Chemicals presented 100 Knapsack sprayers, 100 rain coats, 120 wellington boots and oil extraction machinery all valued at GH₵53,928, Interplast GH₵30, 000.and GH₵20, 000 worth of products.

Mrs Elizabeth Owusu-Gyebi, the Public Relations Officer of Interplast, presenting the cheque for the amount, said the company’s ‘effort was to appreciate farmer’s contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.

She said the company would in addition to the cheque present GH₵20, 000 worth of irrigation products to encourage farmers use the new technique in farm irrigation.

Mrs Gyebi said the company would create the platform at all the regional and district centres to demonstrate the use of its latest irrigation pipes, to ensure that farmers adopt best practices for maximum yield from their activities.

Mr Victor Nchonali Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bone Agro ventures, said the company decided to partner the MoFA celebrate farmers, who have been the backbone of the country’s economy, to entice the youth into agriculture as a business.

He said aside the national donation, the company had also made similar presentations at the regional level, to ensure that farmers at the district level benefit from the company’s products.

The CEO of Nanam Ventures, Mr Felix Mishiame, said the company decided to support the ministry appreciate the role of farmers because they were the backbone of the country’s economy.

“We need to support our gallant farmers and fisher folk to boost their morale towards increased productivity,” he said.

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Annual Crops, Dr Sagri Bambangi, commended the companies for the gesture, and urged other corporate organisations to emulate their example.

“The government is looking towards partnering all stakeholders to ensure that the country’s gallant farmers are appreciated and adequately rewarded.”

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

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