Jumat, 05 Oktober 2012


Eleven organisations, including two insurance companies, have donated assorted items and cheques to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) towards the  28th National Farmers Day in Accra.

The event will be held at Abokobi in the Ga East municipality of the Greater Accra Region on the theme: “Grow More Food: Strengthening Farmer-Based Organisations for Marketplace Bargaining Power”.

The organisations and their presentations are: Gbe-Hanger, GH¢1,250; AP Oil and Gas, GH¢1,000; Unique Insurance Company Limited, a cheque for GH¢2,000 and insurance cover worth GH¢5,000; Quality Life Insurance company, a cheque for GH¢20,000 for the three top winners of the awards.

Others are Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), 220 cartons of assorted drinks; Allied Home Group, four track tyres and a cheque for GH¢10,000; Wynca Sunshine, spraying machines valued at  GH¢15,640, and Anointed Electricals Ghana Limited, a generator set valued at GH¢30,000.

The rest are Continental Christian Traders (CCT), GH¢5,500 worth of fishing cables, and Wienco Ghana Limited, pesticide sprayers worth GH¢20,000 and a cheque for GH¢10,000.

Donations were also made by Crocodile Machete Limited, Yara Ghana, Ghana Cement Company (GHACEM) and Best Environmental Technologies.

The Sales Officer of Crocodile Machete, Mr Frank Akosah Yiadom, presented 14 boxes of machetes worth GH¢4,300 for distribution to the farmers and a cheque for GH¢1,000 to support the organisation of the event.

The Retail Sales Manager of Yara Ghana, Mr Henry Otoo-Mensah, gave a cheque for GH¢10,000 and assorted fertilisers worth GH¢43,000.

On behalf of GHACEM, its Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director, Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, presented GH¢1,000 bags of cement worth GH¢25,000 for the construction of farm projects such as wells and ponds.

Best Environmental Technologies also presented six gallons of RE3 poultry feed enhancer worth GH¢400 to support the farmers. This was presented by the Director of Sales of the company, Mr Patrick  P. Morttey.

A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Crops, Mr Effa Baafi, commended the organisations for their support and assured them that the donations would be used for the intended purposes.

He appealed to other corporate bodies in the country to donate towards the event.

The Technical Director of ABL, Mr Kevin Osborn, said the organisation recognised the immense contribution of farmers to the sustenance of the country, adding that a large quantity of farm produce from Ghana was used in the production of the company’s drinks.

The Marketing Director of Allied Home Group, Mr Kishore N. Mukhi, lauded the efforts of farmers, adding that they were key to the growth and development of the country.

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