Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, (GGBL), a leading manufacturer of alcoholic beverages has donated farming equipment and assorted drinks worth
GH¢ 70,000 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture towards the farmers day celebration on Friday.
The equipment which includes a yarmer mill, five tricycles, fishing nets and hooks meant to motivate the farmers, said Mrs. Agyewaa Rockson, Acting Public Relations Director of GGBL.
The best farmer will take home the yarmer mill, while five best regional farmers and those from the Western Region take away the tricycles, hooks and fishing nets.
She said the 70 cartons of Ruut Extra, Guinness and Alvaro drinks and branded polo t-shirts are for get-together and merry-making after the grand event which takes place at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
Mrs. Rockson said GGBL prioritises the development of sustainable supply chain hence its resolve to encourage farmers.
Noting that most of the company’s alcoholic products were manufactured from local cassava, the Acting Public Relations Director said there was the need to build the capacity of indigenous farmers to produce more for industries and export.
Receiving, a deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Alhassan Ahmed, thanked the company for the gesture and entreated others to emulate same.
He was particularly enthused about the company’s intention to use 80 per cent cassava in the production of alcoholic products by the year 2020, adding that the initiative would create employment for the people.
By Malik Sulley