Finatrade Group has donated various items valued at GHC5,000 to the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly towards this year’s National Farmers Day. The items include, wheel barrows, 21 inch LG television sets, wellington boots, knapsack sprayers, aluminum basins, wire mesh and bags of locally produced rice. Mr. John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Director of Finatrade, who presented the items said Finatrade is committed to promoting farming and agro-business in the country. According to Mr. Awuni, the celebration of farmer’s day is a special occasion since its one that enables the ordinary Ghanaian farmer has a feel of appreciation for his/her work. He said Finatrade will continue to support and provide markets to farmers, Mr. Awuni said as a way of encouraging Ghanaian Farmers to produce more local rice the company has invested in its own brand of local rice “the pride” and has urged its distributors to vigorously sell it to consumers. “Our pride rice is currently doing well on the market and this is a firm indication that with the appropriate support Ghana will soon become a next exporter of rice, he said. The Director of Food and Agriculture at the La Nkwantanang- Madina Municipal Assembly , Mr. Nii Adsete Kumah , who recieved the items on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive thanked Finatrade for their continuous support to farming in the country and urged other corporate bodies to emulate their worthy example.
Source: Finatrade Foundation press release, 29/11/2013