Mr Yussif Amankwa donated items worth Gh₵ 50,000 to farming communities in the regions.
OLAM Ghana, a leading Global agri-business company operating across the value chain has donated veronica buckets and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to MOFA in the Bono East Region as part of its contribution to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The items, worth Ghc50,000 would be distributed to farming communities across the Bono East, Savanah and Bono Regions to help them practice effective hand washing.
Branch Manager of OLAM Ghana, Mr. Yussif Amankwa after presenting the items to the Regional MOFA Director indicated that the gesture forms part of the company’s decisions to support farming communities who continue to produce food for the urban population.
“We are doing this as part of our cooperate social responsibilities to ensure that the farmers whose operations are key towards the development of the country are protected from being infected with the virus”. he said.
He added that “OLAM has taken this proactive step to enable farmers in these regions to observe the principle of regular hand washing in order to stay safe in the wake of the pandemic”.
Receiving the items on behalf of MOFA, Regional Director Madam Cecilia Kagya Agyemang lauded the group for the gesture adding that “this would go a long way to contribute to the prevention of the pandemic in our farming communities “.
She however called on the cooperate world to support rural communities in this difficult period as much attention is been placed on urban areas.