Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), has made a donation of GHȼ40,000 cash and 220 cases of assortment of its products valued at GHS 6,440 towards the 32nd National Farmers Day celebration.
Additionally, three communities in the Volta, Upper East and Western Regions will each be provided with a mechanised solar powered borehole and a furrow irrigation system at a total cost of GHȼ308,000.
This brings ABL’s total sponsorship for the 2016 Farmers Day celebration to GHȼ354,440.
Corporate and Legal Affairs Director of ABL, Ms Adjoba Kyiamah, who made the presentation spoke about the company’s continuous desire to improve the livelihoods of rural farmers.
“It is our desire to support the creation of a productive world where land is used responsibly, food supply is secure, biodiversity is protected and brewing crops can be accessed at reasonable prices. We appreciate that the crops used to brew beer are an integral part of the food system. Examples in Ghana include cassava, maize and sorghum,” she said.
She said “sustainable development is a key ambition of the company and we believe that the long-term sustainability of our business depends on growing economies, healthy communities and responsible use of scarce natural resources. In line with this, our Eagle Lager is being developed as a ‘brand with a purpose’ to “grow economies” through agro-based and social intervention programmes such as the construction of three boreholes and irrigation systems”.
The sector minister Alhaji Mohammed Muniru who received the items expressed government’s gratitude to ABL for its unwavering support to farmers in the country since the inception of the awards scheme.
By Times Reporter