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Regional News of Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Source: Fiifi Koomson

Chemico Limited supports Farmers’ Day celebration

Chemico Limited has handed over a cheque of GH¢50,000 and agro-chemical products worth GH¢50,000 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) towards the celebration of this year’s Farmers Day.

Additionally, the company has presented some cash amount and products to some Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and District directorate of the Ministry towards the effective celebration of the day amounting to GH¢180,000.

The agro-chemical products which include Rice Master, Nominee and Soil magic are to supplement government’s effort by motivating the farmers to put up their best to increase productivity as captured in the theme for this year’s celebration.

Mr Maxwell Seth Awuku,a technical Sales Officer for Chemico Ltd, presenting the items on behalf of the company underscored the importance of such annual benevolence on the company’s calendar observing that “MOFA is a major partner to Chemico and as a result giving support towards such a day was appropriate”.

“Our gallant farmers are at the centre of Chemico’s operations. We work with them in the supply of quality agro-chemicals and fertilizer products to boost productivity. So we are here to celebrate with them” he said.

Mr awuku also assured that, Chemico Ltd would continue to offer quality products to promote agriculture across the country.

Present to receive the donation on behalf of the Ministry and the National Farmers’ Day Planning Committee was the sector Minister, Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna.

Dr. Yakubu Ahmed Alhassan, Deputy Minister, Crops and Chairman of the Planning Committee; Benjamin Gyasi, Director of Finance and Administration and Ing. Joseph Boamah, Chief Director of MOFA were also present.

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna thanked Chemico Ltd for being a good partner and supporting the farmers Day Celebration over the years.

Agriculture he said is the only sector that can turn the economy around as such all hands should be on deck to honour the farmers to increase productivity to boost the economy

This year’s National Farmers’ Day celebration is scheduled to take place at Kintampo in the Brong- Ahafo Region.

The day, which is set aside by government to honour farmers and fishermen who provide food and raw materials for industries and as well earn foreign
exchange for the country, is on the theme: '' Agriculture; A Business Response to Economic Growth.''

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