Kosmos Energy supports Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions & Conference

Mr. Mensah(second from right) presenting the cheque to Ms Akosa

Mr. Mensah(second from right) presenting the cheque to Ms Akosa

By Lawrence Akpalu

The aim of holding a successful eighth edition of the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference has seen a major boost as Kosmos Energy, one of the world’s leading oil and gas production company has presented a cheque for GHȻ 35,000 as part of its sponsorship package towards the organisation of the event.

At an impressive ceremony held in Accra, the Country Manager and Vice-President of Kosmos Energy, Mr. Joe Mensah indicated that the decision to support the Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference was born out of Kosmos Energy’s commitment to innovation in the agricultural sector in Ghana.

This commitment according to him was being demonstrated through the company’s flagship CSR programame dubbed, the Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC), an initiative aimed at attracting the youth into the agric sector where numerous opportunities exist.

He said, Kosmos shares in the ideals and objectives of Agrihouse Foundation, organisers of the event in seeing agribusiness grow in Ghana and serve as one of the catalysts to national development, hence the decision to support.

Mr. Mensah emphasised that, the introduction of “Agritech Challenge” by Kosmos Energy was yet another strong indication of the company’s desire to see agriculture develop in Ghana.He said, as a company passionate about the general development of the country, there are plans to soon venture into other sectors of the economy such as health and education.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of Agrihouse Foundation, its Executive Director, Alberta Nana Akyea Akosa was full of commendation for Kosmos Energy for their support, praising them for the decision to be a part of the success story of agribusiness in Ghana.

The sponsorship package he said would go a long way in organising a successful event.

She entreated other companies and institutions with the desire to developing the agricultural sector in Ghana to follow the good example of Kosmos Energy by lending their support, adding that the event was one of the biggest platforms for the convergence of all stakeholders in the agric sector and therefore creates the biggest opportunity for business development among others.

She invited every company and individual in the agricultural sector to participate actively in the exhibition and/or conference.

The Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibitions and Conference is an annual interventional event that brings together stakeholders in the agric sector from both the public and private sectors to establish business relationships and discuss contracts as well as explore and exploit other growth opportunities in the sector.

It features key activities such as training programmes, workshops, field demonstrations, exhibitions among others.

This year’s edition is scheduled for the 3rd to 5th of October 2018 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.

Over 2000 participants and exhibitors are expected to attend to interact, share ideas and close business deals.

The Pre-Harvest Agribusiness Exhibition and Conference is being organised in partnerships with USAID-Advance, the World Food Programme, the Northern Regional Coordinating Council and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

 

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