Continuing its well-grounded tradition, Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited (AMG) has donated a sum of GH¢100,000, 1,200 bags of fertilisers as well as a generous number of nose masks and hand sanitisers toward the 36th edition of the annual Farmers Day celebration.
With this year’s celebration to be held under the theme ‘Ensuring Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunities and Challenges’, Communications Manager for AMG, Berchie Isaac Opoku who made the presentation on behalf of AMG at the premises of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in Accra, expressed his belief that the theme for this year’s celebration is most appropriate.
He explained that his outfit, among others, has been particularly impressed by the high level of agricultural output in the nation, despite the significant disruptions particularly to supply chains caused by the pandemic.
He added that this is even more significant when neighbouring countries, with comparable levels of development, are saddled with food insecurity during the period, and pledged the continued support of AGM for farmers to boost production in the crop and livestock segments.
He also called for further enhancements to the government’s flagship ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ initiative, which he described as truly impactful.
“We know that COVID-19 has devastated a lot of industries, but we realise that our farmers have been resilient and they have made sure we have experience food security in the country. Our donation is our own small way of expressing gratitude to our farmers and assuring them we will do all that is within our power to support them,” he said.
Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Dr. Nurah Gyeile who received the donation on behalf of MoFA, praised AMG for its unrelenting support. He stated that the consistent yearly increase, especially of the cash component by AMG, is a sign of good faith and expressed hope that it will continue in perpetuity.
“AMG has always been with us. They have been a major supporter every year. It seems that with each passing year the amount keeps rising; you started with GH¢20,000 to GH¢50,000 and today we are at GH¢100,000. I’m sure by the next time a tractor will be added. We thank you again on behalf of the farmers in Ghana,” he stated.
The 36th edition of Farmers Day Celebration is slated for November 6, 2020, at Techiman in the Bono East Region.