Yara Ghana Limited has made a donation of GH¢ 200,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund as part of its support to the country in the fight against the COVID -19 pandemic.
The West Africa Regional Director for Yara International, Mr Danquah Addo-Yobo made the presentation on behalf of Yara Ghana at a short ceremony at the office of the fund in Accra.
According to the Regional Director, Yara Ghana had been a partner in the country’s development especially in the agricultural space for several years and this donation formed part of this continuous partnership and support especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Addo-Yobo said Yara Ghana as a strategic partner in the agricultural space in Ghana aside this donation, had also put in place measures to ensure that farmers have access to its quality fertilisers when and wherever they need it to ensure continuity in food production in order to ensure food security during this period of the pandemic.
“Yara Ghana has in place a business continuity plan that has enabled us in the midst of this pandemic to make available our fertilisers and other crop nutrition solutions throughout the distribution chain to farmers across the country whilst adhering to strict safety standards and protocols. The farmers need to apply fertilisers at specific times and our products are in the market in time for the season to help ensure the country’s food security,” he stated.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Trust Fund, the former Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo who is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the COVID-19 Trust Fund expressed gratitude to Yara Ghana for exhibiting good corporate citizenship and commended the company for its work in the agricultural value chain.
She stated that the trust fund was set up by an Act of Parliament, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Bill, 2020 to receive and manage contributions and donations from well-meaning individuals, groups and corporate bodies. GNA