6 companies donate towards Farmer’ Day

A total of six companies  yesterday  presented  cheques and  agro  products  to the  Ministry of  Food  and  Agriculture (MoFA) towards the   Farmers  Day slated  for December 2  this  year.

The companies are   Koudijs Ghana Limited, Nanam Ventures Limited and Ghana Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) Limited.

Mr George Selassie Ocloo (left) of Rainbow Agricscince and Mr Edward Affum presenting the dummy cheque to Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo (right) Photo. Vincent Dzatse
Mr George Selassie Ocloo (left) of Rainbow Agricscince and Mr Edward Affum presenting the dummy cheque to Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo (right) Photo. Vincent Dzatse

The rest are Ghana Export and Import Bank (EXIMBANK), Calli Ghana and Rainbow Agrosciences Company Limited.

This year’s National Farmers Day will be held in Koforidua in the Eastern Region under the theme “accelerating agricultural development through value addition.”

Koudijs presented 20 bags of poultry feed, Nanam Ventures Limited donated 15 bags of fertilisers worth GH₵10,200 and a cheque forGH₵10,000 while GIRSAL also gave a cheque forGH₵ 20,000.

Also, EXIMBANK donated LSplus 80 tractor (80HP 4WD) and its accessories worth GH₵562,842.98 while   Rainbow Agrosciences Company Limited Ghana presented 45 cartons pesticides worth GH₵50,000 and a cheque of GH₵2000 and Calli Ghana presented  20 Knapsack sprayers and a cheque of GH₵10,000.

Presenting the items  the items  the   General  Manager of  Finance at Ghana EXIMBANK (GEXIM),   Mr Isaac Amissah  Aidoo  said  his  outfit  had been supporting  the National  Farmers day  for the past 22 years adding that  the bank had been a partner in the annual  award  since the  days of  EDIF, EDAIF  and  now GEXIM)

“We believe in the financing of the agricultural sector to play its role in the nation’s development, especially adding value through processing to export,” he added.

He said the support was to motivate and encourage the hard working farmers and fisher folks tocontinue to play their critical role in the agriculture sector in Ghana’s economy.

Mr Aidoo said the bank operationally was a development and policy bank which   sought to support the industrialisation drive of the government and had become the leading financial institution of the 1D1F initiative.

 The Technical Manager  of  Rainbow  Agrosciences Company Limited, George Selasie Ocloo  said  the  donation  was to deepen  the  relationship between  his outfit, the sector ministry and  farmers.

He said the role of farmers could not underestimated  in the  economic development  of   country and therefore called on other  corporate  entities to come on board to  support the  Ministry to  reward  farmers  this  year.

Receiving the item, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Crops, Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo, said farmers had contributed significantly to the wellbeing of Ghanaians as well as the economy

 He  said  through  the  hard work of  farmers  there  was  enough  food  for  Ghanaians despite the  high price of  foodstuff.

 He  said it was a worry that the  donations  were not  coming in droves  and  stated that the  current  economic  situation  was the  reason for  it  adding that “ no matter the situation the farmers will be  rewarded, we have also tried to manage the  situation.”

 He called on other corporate organisations who were yet to support the celebration to do so in order to reward and honour farmers. 


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