By Erica Kwapong
Various Companies continue to show their support for the upcoming 26th farmers Day Celebration as they continue to make presentations to the Ministry of food and Agriculture. The donations have been in the form of items and money.
Philip Abayori representing the Bank of Ghana presented a cheque of GH¢ 15000, noting that “The Bank of Ghana will always support and encourage our farmers to produce more for this country.”
Fifac Limited presented 10 cartons of organic liquid fertilizer and an amount of GH¢ 1,200 -while Danmex Limited presented an egg formula for the production of big size eggs and a multi purpose disinfectant.
Other companies such as Chemico Limited presented a cheque of GH¢ 10,000 and 100 pieces of knapsack Spragu machines worth GH¢ 5000.
Multivet also presented 40 weedicides, 7 cartons of anti-heat stress and a cheque of GH¢ 246,000 – while the Ghana Cotton Group donated one Lifan Motorbike worth GH¢ 1,305.00 to the best cotton farmer, and a cheque of GH¢ 1000 for the planning committee.
Meanwhile, Dizenkoff Limited donated a cheque of GH¢ 5000 and items worth GH¢ 15, 000 – while Poineer Foods Company donated a cheque of GH¢ 5,000 and GH¢ 4,000 worth of products. Huge Limited also donated 2 brush cutters, 8 solo knapsacks and splicer machines worth GH¢ 64,000
William Yaw Huamah, Sales Technician of Golden Storck Limited presented an amount of GH¢ 5000 and 50 cartons of Glyphader, which he said is one of the best pesticide brand on the market, and was hopeful that the items will go a long way in helping the Farmers Day celebration.
The State Insurance Company (SIC) donated a cheque of GH¢ 3000 and a sponsorship package for the best Farmer, which covers an Accra-London-Accra air ticket, 7 days per diem and a travel insurance cover.
Dr. Alfred Sugri Tia, a representative of the Ghana Farmers and fishermen Association said “the support and encouragement given to Farmers and Fishermen by the companies has given them the potency to produce enough for the countr, and used the opportunity to appeal to other companies to support farmers.