The General Manager of Nwabiagya Rural bank Limited Samuel Nuamah Dankwah has called on financial institutions in the country to assist farmers to enable them reap maximum harvest for the sustainability of the economy.
According to him agriculture has been the backbone of Ghana economy and the neglect of farmers, who are the major stakeholders in the sector, need to been encouraged to produce more.
Mr. Nuamah Dankwah, an Economist expect in banking, made the call when on behalf of the bank donated agric materials to seven district assemblies in the Ashanti region, at Bohyen in the Kumasi Metro.
The items include spraying machines, insecticides/fungicides, cutlasses and farm boots, at the cost GHC 10,000, to support the 2017 Farmers day.
The benefitted assemblies are the Offinso South municipal, Offinso North, Atwima North and Atwima Mponua districts. Others are Kumasi Metro, Afigya Kwabre and Atwima Kwanwoma districts.
Mr. Nuamah Dankwah said the donation was part of their social cooperate responsibility to assist farmers who are their key stakeholder in the banking business.
“A lot of farmers do business with us, and as a payback time, we feel like also given them what we have benefitted from. So we are very happy to assist them in the day that the nation is acknowledging and rewarding them,” he noted.
“As a financial institution with agricultural sector at heart, it behooves on us to support any individual or group of persons who also share our belief, that’s why we are supporting the government’s policy of planting for Food and Job,” he added.
He used the chance to appeal to the youth to venture into farming to replace the ageing farmers to sustain the agric sector.
The Kumasi Metro Agric Director, Beatrice Asante, who received the items on behalf of the Assemblies, thanked Nwabiagya Rural Bank Limited and urged other financial institutions to emulate for the growth of the sector.
Source: otecfmghana.com/ Francis Appiah