Ghana Export-Import Bank has presented Yucesan 75 HP Tractor and its accessories, 5-Ton 3way Tipping Trailer, Tufline 3 Dics Plough, Taral TP 600 Boom Sprayer Complete and Offset Disc Harrow 21 Disc as its donation for the 1st Runners-Up prize to be presented at the 35th National Farmers Day Celebration to be held at Ho, in the Volta Region.
Making the presentation at the premises of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Accra, on 13th November 2019, and on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William Obeng, General Manager, Corporate Banking Department, said GEXIM remains a committed Bank supporting the growth of the agricultural sector to boost exports trade in Ghana.
Mr. William Obeng said the presentation of the Mechanised Tractor and its Accessories was a national duty to show case the Banks commitment and readiness to fulfil its social obligation to contribute to the successful organisation of the 35th National Best Farmer Awards.
“We have been performing this key Corporate Social Responsibility since our predecessor EDIF-EDAIF as a way of encouraging the youth to go into farming and to make the agriculture farming profession more attractive,” he said.
He indicated that the Bank for the 10 years has been presenting a Yucesan 75HP Tractor and its Accessories, to the 1st Runners-up National Best Farmer which will go a long way to aid farmers to expand their farms and operations.
Mr. Obeng further indicated that, among the 12 key focus areas of the Bank including cashew, poultry, cassava, oil palm, shea all are agriculture-related. Therefore, it is an opportunity to motivate all winners and prospective farmers and fisher folks to continuously work hard to boost the Ghanaian economy.
“Last year, we presented the same equipment to the 1st Runners-Up, Mrs, Charity Akotia of Agona Swedru to enable her expand her business and we are convinced that the equipment has gone a long way in helping Mrs Akotia to enlarge her operations and business, he said”.
Receiving the farm Equipment, the Minister of State in Charge of Food & Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Gyiele Nurah highly commended GEXIM for the kind gesture of sponsoring the Farmers Day with the equipment worth about Two Hundred and Ninety- Nine Thousand, One Hundred Ghana Cedis (GHS299,100.00) only.
“GEXIM has been one of the key sponsors for the past decade and we wish to commend them for keeping faith with the National Farmers’ Day Celebration, he said’’
Honourable Minister said, the
worth of the donation represents the due acknowledgement and admiration that
the Bank attaches to our Farmers and Fisher folks and hoped that this support
would continue to help improve outputs of the recipients.