They have received cash and products totaling GH¢189,000 from Chemico Limited.
The company has also presented a cheque for GH¢50,000 and agro-chemical products worth GH¢50,000 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) towards the celebration.
The agro-chemical products, which include Rice Master, Nominee and Soil Magic are to supplement government’s effort by motivating the farmers to put up their best to increase productivity as captured in the theme for this year’s celebration.
A Technical Sales Officer of Chemico Ltd, Maxwell Seth Awuku who presented the items underscored the importance of such annual benevolence on the company’s calendar, saying “MOFA is a major partner to Chemico and as a result giving support towards such a day is appropriate”.
“Our gallant farmers are at the centre of Chemico’s operations. We work with them in the supply of quality agro-chemicals & fertiliser products to boost productivity. So we are here to celebrate with them”, he said and assured that Chemico Ltd would continue to offer quality products to promote Agriculture.
The donation was received on behalf of the Ministry and the National Farmers’ Day Planning Committee by the sector Minister, Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna.
Also present were Dr. Yakubu Ahmed Alhassan, Deputy Minister, Crops and chairman of the Planning Committee Mr. Benjamin Gyasi, Director of Finance and Administration, and Mr. Joseph Boamah, Chief Director of MOFA.
The Minister thanked Chemico Limited for being a good partner and supporting the Farmers’ Day celebration over the years.
He said Agriculture was the only sector that could turn the economy around as such all hands should be on deck to honour the farmers to increase productivity to boost the economy