Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), producers of the awarding winning product, “Ruut extra” beer, has donated items worth GHc70,000 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture ahead of this year’s Farmers Day celebration. The items include motorcycles, yammer mills, five tricycles, fishing nets and hooks, eight boxes of farming tool kits, 50 cartons of Ruut beer, branded polo shirts among others. Speaking to journalists after the donation, the acting Corporate Relations Director of GGBL, Rita Adjeiwaa Rockson, said the donation formed part of the company’s quest to support the work of farmers and fishermen in the country. She added that the items were carefully purchased to facilitate and improve the work of farmers and fishermen.
For the past years we have supported the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the Farmers Day event. We chose items that farmers could use. Our motivation basically is to support the farmer. One of our priorities is to develop a sustainable supply chain and farmer forms which is the key part of the supply chain so our motivation is to encourage them to keep up the good work,” she said.
For his part, a deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan expressed his appreciation to the company for the donation.
He lauded the company for consistently supporting the Ministry to organise the Farmers Day event.
By: Franklin Badu Jnr