PPRSD-MoFA lauds Wynca Sunshine for outstanding support


Plant, Protection and Regulatory Services Department (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has held a maiden stakeholder recognition ceremony to acknowledge Wynca Sunshine for its outstanding contribution to development of the agricultural sector.

“I believe that if we recognise the contribution of stakeholders in grand style, it will go a long way in motivating others to work hard; especially in compliance with their regulatory obligations,” Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (crops), Yaw Frimpong Addo, said of the ceremony held in Accra.

He added that since the registration of Wynca Sunshine in 2005, the company has played a significant role in the agricultural sector and currently holds the biggest market share for glyphosate in the country.

In terms of employment, the company has engaged over 200 Ghanaians. “In 2011, the company invested US$6.5million into an ultra-modern glyphosate formulation plant on a 42-acre land at Boankra in the Ashanti Region.”

Mr. Frimpong Addo further indicated that the heavy investments made by Wynca Sunshine into building a modern manufacturing factory has helped to greatly reduce the proliferation of fake glyphosates.

The Deputy Minister acknowledged the company’s other contributions, including the donation of items worth GH¢126,040 to MoFA in support of the 38th National Farmers’ Day celebration; and consistent support for National Farmers Day and District/Municipal Assemblies with GH¢100,000 and GH¢50,000 respectively for the past ten years.

The Deputy Minister further urged all stakeholders to emulate the example of Wynca Sunshine in order to boost the agricultural sector, which will lead the country into self-sufficiency in food production.

Director (AG.) of PPRSD-MoFA, Eric Bentsil Quaye, while explaining the reason for celebrating Wynca Sunshine listed the company’s quality of products, consistency and timely renewal of licences.

Director at Wynca Sunshine (Ghana), Zhu Tao, thanked the ministry and said the company remains unwavering in its commitment to supply Ghanaian farmers with safe and effective agricultural inputs at comparatively lower prices.

He also pledged his outfit’s commitment to promoting effective and sound management practices.

“These efforts have contributed to enhancing the efficiency of post-registration surveillance and management of chemical and non-chemical inputs such as fertiliser and pesticides,” he noted.

Mr. Tao added that as part of the company’s corporate social responsibilities, it has been training employees on entrepreneurial skills and constructed a ‘China-Ghana Friendship-Xinan Sunshine Boankra Junior High School, which accommodates over 400 students.

He further pledged the companies support to the second phase of Planting for Food and Jobs, saying: “The company collectively shares the views of new strategies outlined in the repackaged phase of Planting for Food and Jobs; and we are therefore determined to fully participate by providing effective and safe agricultural inputs”.

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