Stanbic gives towards National Farmers’ Day
Stanbic Bank Ghana has presented a vehicle valued at $30, 000 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as one of the awards for this year’s National Farmers’ Day to be held at Abokobi in the Greater Accra Region.
The donation of the double cabin Hardbody Nissan vehicle is the sixth consecutive time that the Bank is supporting the annual national event which rewards farmers and fishers for their contribution to the development of the nation.
Presenting the vehicle to the Minister of Food and Agriculture and the National Best Farmers’ Award Planning Committee in Accra, the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank, Alhassan Andani said the donation was in appreciation of the great work done by Ghanaian farmers.
“This donation is a token of our support for the agric sector and a demonstration of our commitment to develop and finance agriculture in Ghana. As a member of the Standard Bank Group, the leading agricultural bank in Africa, we believe that through innovative agricultural initiatives and product offerings, agriculture in Africa will be transformed,” he said.
Stanbic Bank Ghana has been a keen sponsor of the National Farmers’ Day celebrations since 2007.
This year, besides the sponsorship of the awards, the Bank has launched a tree planting initiative to encourage its customers to grow coconut and mango trees in their houses or localities.
To this end, one hundred customers to visit any Stanbic branch across the nation during the week of the Farmers’ day celebration will have the opportunity of picking a coconut or mango seedling to plant at a place of their choice.
Whereas customers in the southern part of Ghana will receive coconut seedlings, branches in the three northern regions will stock the mango seedlings for customers.
Announcing this in Accra, Head Marketing and Communication at Stanbic, Mawuko Afadzinu said the initiative was part of activities to commemorate the Standard Bank Group’s 150th anniversary.
“For 150 years we have been improving lives with our activities, products and services. On this occasion as we mark the day, we present to our customers the unique opportunity to improve their environment by growing these coconuts and mangos. It is our little contribution to building a sustainable environment,” he said.
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