Chemico Limited, Ghana’s pioneer Agro-inputs company, has supported this year’s Farmers Day celebration with over GH¢400,000.
The company handed over a cheque for GH¢100,000 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), and additionally presented a cash amount and agrochemical products valued at over GH¢300,000 to some Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District directorates of the ministry toward their local celebration of the 36th Farmers’ Day in Ghana.
The donation, according to the company, is to supplement government’s efforts by motivating farmers to put up their best to increase productivity.
Mr. Gregory Amprofi, Business Development Manager at Chemico Ltd. who handed over the donation on behalf of the company, said that Chemico Ltd. has over the years supported the ministry to reward deserving farmers since inception of the Farmers’ Day celebration, “and as a Pioneer Agro-inputs company, we are happy to complement the ministry’s efforts in providing incentives to our gallant farmers who are the country’s major food production agents”.
Mr. Amprofi underscored the importance of such an annual benevolence on the company’s calendar – observing that MOFA and farmers in particular are major partners to Chemico Ltd., and as a result giving support toward such a day is appropriate.
The Minister of State in charge of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Nurah Gyeile – who was present to receive the donation on behalf of the Ministry and the National Farmers’ Day Planning Committee, commended Chemico Ltd. for its annual donations toward the Farmers’ Day celebrations. He particularly praised it for annually extending support to some Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District directorates of the ministry toward their local celebrations.
Dr. Gyeile urged corporate institutions and private individuals to emulate such a patriotic gesture from Chemico Ltd. that celebrates farmers for their hard work, and serves as a platform to encourage agriculture productivity in the country through the Farmers’ Day celebration.
The Director of Sales and Marketing-Chemico Ltd., Mr. Prince Agyemang Yeboah, wished farmers a happy Farmers’ Day celebration and expressed optimism their efforts will spur Agribusiness development amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as captured under this year’s theme for the celebration.
“Our gallant farmers are at the centre of Chemico’s operations. We work with them in the supply of quality agro-chemicals & fertiliser products to boost productivity. So, we are here to celebrate with them,” he said, and assured that Chemico Ltd. will continue offering quality products to promote Agriculture.
36th Farmers Day celebration
This year’s National Farmers’ Day celebration is scheduled to take place at Techiman in the Bono East Region. The Day, which is set aside by the government to honour farmers and fishermen who provide food for the people, raw materials for industries and earn foreign exchange for the country, is on the theme ‘Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 -Opportunities and challenges’.