Municipal Chief Executive of Ejura Sekyedumase; Alhaji Salisu Bamba has encouraged businesses and organizations within his Municipality to take their corporate Social Responsibilities seriously in order to accelerate the development of the area and the wellbeing of the residents.
The MCE made the appeal during the opening of a refurbished office building for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) at
Ejura in the Ashanti region Thursday.
He was grateful to Integrity Commodities for the speed with which the project was executed.
Alhaji Bamba also used the occasion to warn against selling of government’s subsidized fertilizers at unapproved prices as anyone found culpable will be severely dealt with.
Director of Agriculture for the Municipality ; Ben Leo Addah recounted how he used to sit under trees with his staff due to the poor state of the office block. He was grateful that he now had a comfortable office fitted with air conditioners, comfortable furniture and a washroom. He called on other organizations operating in the area to emulate the gesture of Integrity Commodities and their partners in contributing to the welfare of the people.
The project is an initiative of Integrity Commodities, RMG Ghana Limited, Yara Ghana Limited and Glofert Limited.
CEO of Integrity Commodities
CEO of Integrity Commodities; Gideon Quaye promised his company’s continuous support for the welfare of the people of Ejura especially the farmers. He explained that his company runs an outgrower scheme that supports over six thousand farmers across Ejura, Techiman, Nkoranza, Atebubu Amanten, Duayaw Nkwanta and other places within that area. “We have done almost fifteen thousand acres and will want to raise it to over fifty thousand acres next year” he said.
He explained that the company gives fertilizers, hybrid seeds and other chemicals to farmers to produce. “We take back in kind” he explained and added that numerous farmers are benefiting from their activities.
Mr. Quaye stated that they were motivated to undertake the renovation considering the key role MoFA played in their work as partners.
Outgrower testimony and appeal
One of the outgrowers; Martha Anaba recounted how the outgrower scheme run by Integrity Commodities has benefited the farmers and is building interest in agriculture. She also explains that the farmers are rapidly expanding their farms due to the support they are receiving from the company.
She appealed that tractor services be added to the scheme’s assistance to the farmers to help them go beyond what they are currently doing.
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