Yara Ghana Limited, a leading name in the fertiliser industry in Ghana, has made a donation of GHC 200,000 to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund as part of its support to the country in the fight against the Covid -19 pandemic.
The West Africa Regional Director for Yara International, Mr Danquah Addo-Yobo, made the presentation on behalf of Yara Ghana Limited at a short ceremony at the office of the Fund in Accra.
According to the Regional Director, Yara Ghana has been a partner in the country’s development, especially in the agricultural space for several years and this donation forms part of this continuous partnership and support, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Mr Addo-Yobo, Yara Ghana as a strategic partner in the agricultural space in Ghana aside this donation, has also put in place measures to ensure that farmers have access to its quality fertilisers when and wherever they need them to ensure continuity in food production in order to ensure food security for the country during this period of the pandemic
“Yara Ghana has in place a business continuity plan that has enabled us in the midst of this pandemic to make available our fertilizers and other crop nutrition solutions throughout the distribution chain to farmers across the country whilst adhering to strict safety standards and protocols. The farmers need to apply fertilizers at specific times and our products are in the market in time for the season to help ensure the country’s food security,” he said.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Trust Fund, the former Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, who is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the COVID-19 Trust Fund, expressed gratitude to Yara Ghana for exhibiting good corporate citizenship and commended the company for its work in the agricultural value chain.
She stated that the trust fund was set up by an Act of Parliament, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Bill, 2020 to receive and manage contributions and donations from well-meaning individuals, groups and corporate bodies.
Beneficiaries of the Fund would be frontline and volunteers engaged in the combat of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the vulnerable and the needy affected by the pandemic.
Present at the presentation ceremony was the West Africa Regional Chief Finance Officer for Yara, Mr Kudjoe Agbenyega, the Marketing Officer of Yara Ghana, Mr Kwame Okyere and Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong, a member of the board of trustees of the Covid-19 National Trust Fund