Ecobank Ghana to support PFJ

The management of the Ecobank Ghana has expressed its readiness to support government’s agriculture flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) policy.

 

Mr Daniel Sackey, Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, and Cluster Head Anglophone West Africa, said the bank believe in the opportunities in the agricultural sector, to create jobs for youth.

 

He revealed that the bank was committed to investing five million US dollars in maize, rice and soybeans value chains, between 2013 and 2020.

 

Mr Sackey, who was speaking at the official opening of Pre-Harvest Agri-business conference in Tamale on Wednesday, revealed that the bank had invested 16 million US dollars in the agriculture sector in less than five years.

 

The pre-harvest conference, which was on the theme: “Transforming Agri-business in Northern Ghana: Future starts Now,” brought together farmers, policy makers, development partners and suppliers.

 

The conference brought together shareholders in agriculture sector, to share ideas in order to improve the value chain.

 

 

 

Mr Sackey stressed that the bank was poised to contribute to the welfare of farmers, saying “we cannot achieve this vision or make the desired impact without providing support to the Agriculture value chain”.

 

He said the bank had formulated policies to boost agriculture in the country, and asked farmers to avail themselves for such plans.FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE

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