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General News of Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Companies donate vehicles, motorbikes towards Farmers Day celebration

More companies have donated toward the 33rd National Farmers’ Day award with the latest being Japan Motors, CFAO Ghana Limited, and Omni Fert Limited.

Japan Motors donated a motorbike and a farm automobile, the “Grizzly 350”- valued at GH¢76,000.00, CFAO donated a motorbike worth GH¢14,000.00 while OmniFert donated a pick-up and 200 bags of fertilizers valued at GH¢117,000.00.

Presenting the items on behalf of Japan Motors, Mr Abdul-Somad Alhassan Musah, the Assistant Managing Director said the company had been involved in the Farmers Day Awards since its inception to empower farmers.

He said the donation of the automobile and the motorbike was a gesture towards supporting government’s initiative of planting for food and jobs.

Mr Julius Akyeampong Jnr, the Brand Manager of Light Vehicles at CFAO Ghana Limited, donating the “Off Terrain” motorbike said the company, which had been in the country for more than 100 years had been proud donors towards the celebration each year.

Mr Dominic Donkor, the Chief Agronomist of Omni Fert Limited, said the company was committed towards the growth of the agriculture sector because they significantly contribute to the economy.

Dr Sagre Bambangi, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, receiving the donations, expressed his appreciation to the companies’ and assured of the Ministry’s commitment to use the donations to motivate farmers.

“We want to use the opportunity to thank all other organizations, who have donated towards this year’s Farmers’ Day and we look forward to other companies who are yet to donate”, the Deputy Minister said.

The 33rd National Farmer’s Day was launched on August 16 with the announcement of the sponsorship packages for corporate institutions to support the celebrations.

The sponsorship package begins with the bronze sponsor, which starts with GH¢10,000.00 and below and such sponsors would get an acknowledgment in the media, a special certificate of sponsorship at the Sponsors’ Awards Night as well as a photo opportunity for presentation of packages to the Minister for Food and Agriculture and for the media.

Silver sponsor, starting from GH¢10,000.00 to GH¢30,000.00 will also get acknowledgement in the media; advertise company’s logo on sponsor’s billboard at the durbar ground for telecast, special certificate of sponsorship at the Sponsors’ Awards Night and photo opportunity for presentation of packages to the Minister for Food and Agriculture for the media.

The Gold Sponsor category starts from GH¢30,000.00 to GH¢50,000.00 and in addition to the four benefits above they will advertise their company logo in event brochure and a half page colour print company advert with felicitation message to farmers and fishers in the National Farmers Day Brochure.

Platinum sponsors, which is GH¢50,000.00 and above would get an acknowledgment in the media, advertising company’s logo on sponsors’ billboard at the durbar for telecast, and advertise company logo in event brochure, plague and special certificate of sponsorship at the Sponsors’ Awards Night.

They would also get a full page color print company advert with felicitation message to farmers and fishers in the National Farmers’ Day brochure, photo opportunity for presentation of packages to the Minister for Food and Agriculture for the media, and branding of some sections of the principal route to an outside perimeter of durbar ground.

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