Stanbic Bank Ghana, in keeping with its commitment to support the development of Ghana’s agricultural sector and the National Farmer’s Day, has handed over a Nissan Navara pick-up truck to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) for the National Farmer’s Day Celebration, which comes off on December 3. The truck, which is presented to the Second Runner-Up, has been Stanbic Bank’s commitment to the National Farmer’s Day for the past 14 years.
Mr Yaw Frimpong Aidoo, the Deputy Minister in Charge of Crops and the Chairman of the 2021 National Farmer’s Day Planning Committee, who received the truck on behalf of the Ministry and the Planning Committee, praised Stanbic Bank for their consistency in not only supporting the Farmer’s Day Celebrations over the years, but also for their interventions in Ghana’s agriculture value chain.
“On behalf of the Ministry, I thank Stanbic Bank for always being there for farmers and fisherfolk. Even before I came to this Ministry, I knew Stanbic Bank was a life-long partner to farmers and fisherfolk. While others have fallen along the way, they have been consistent, unrelenting and religious with their support to Ghana’s agriculture sector. They always fulfil their promises and I know for a fact that the farmers and fisherfolk acknowledge this and are appreciative of their contributions over the years. Once again, on behalf of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, we thank you so much for always supporting,” Hon. Frimpong Aidoo said.
The Head of Brand and Marketing at Stanbic Bank Ghana, Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, who led the Stanbic Bank team to present the vehicle mentioned that the bank has been resolute in their support for Ghana’s agricultural sector because the bank acknowledges the role of agriculture in creating prosperity for the country.
According to him, “We have been doing this for the past 14 years for a reason. We say that Africa is our home, Ghana is our home and prosperity and we know that there is a lot of prosperity in the land and waters that is the reason why it is very important for us to support our green value too. Indeed, our vision is to take some of the best practices in Africa and make sure that we have the means in Ghana. We believe that not only does agriculture feed the nation, it is also a very valuable area for employment opportunities. And talking about employment opportunities, it is not only working on the farm but all the other things you can do with the produce of agriculture and if you look at other countries the lessons are there for Ghana to take.”
“So, our support for agriculture is steadfast for a simple reason, Ghana’s economic growth. And we will continue to partner with you, and continue to provide the best solution for farmers and to every part of the value chain because by making the nation prosperous, we also have the right space to thrive,” Mr. Afadzinu added.
The National Farmers Day is commemorated each year to honour Ghana’s Fishers and Farmers for their labour and tireless commitment to feeding the nation’s ever-growing population as well as contributing to Ghana’s foreign exchange earnings.
This year’s, which is the 37th edition, will be held from November 29 to December 3, 2021 at Cape Coast in the Central Region. The theme for celebrations is Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana. The celebrations will start with an Agricultural Fair, Exhibition and Regional Focus Days and a climax of a Grand Durbar and Award Ceremony on Friday December 3, 2021.