Japan Motors Thursday donated farming and fishing equipment to the ministries of Food and Agriculture and Fisheries and Aqua Culture Development towards the Farmers Day celebration.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture received a Yamaha AG-125 motor bike and water pump, while the Fisheries and Aquaculture Development received two 40-horsepower outboard motors.
The equipment, worth Ghc64,000, were received by Mr Yaw Frimpong, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, who doubles as the Planning Committee Chairman of the Farmers’ Day, and Mr Moses Anim, Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aqua Culture Development.
Mr Abdul-Somad Alhassan Musah, the Deputy Managing Director of Japan Motors, urged the ministries to make good use of the equipment.
He said Ghanaian farmers were worth celebrating for their relentless efforts to provide food for the nation as well as the neighboring countries.
“We are donating all these equipment to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to motivate the farmers who have been producing, feeding us, and generating foreign exchange….”
Mr Frimpong, the Planning Committee Chairman, lauded Japan Motors for the gesture as entities are still struggling to find their feet in the era of Covid-19, saying the equipment would enhance farming activities.
He appealed to the corporate world and the public to continue to support the ministries for onward distribution to the farmers.
Mr Anim, on his part, said the outboard motors would help the fishing industry, of which the
value chain employed about three million Ghanaians.
The 37th Edition of the National Farmers Day, to be held on Friday, December 3, in Cape Coast, is on the theme: “Planting for Food and Jobs – Consolidating Food Systems in Ghana.”