The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has received a presentation from Accra Brewery Limited worth GH?6,620 toward this year?s National Farmers? Day celebration.

The celebration, dubbed ?Grow More Food: Strengthening Farmer-Based Organisations for Market Place Bargaining Power?, is slated for Nov. 2 at Abokobi in the Greater Accra Region.

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ABL?s package, which was a sign of appreciation to Ghanaian farmers for their significant contributions toward growth of the company and the nation?s economy, constituted 20 cases each of eleven product-brands of the company: Club Premium Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Stone Strong Lager, Chairman Malt Liquor, Club Shandy, Castle Milk Malt, Club Cola, Club Muscatella, Club Orange, Club Quinine Tonic and Club Soda.

Mr. Kevin Osborn, Technical Director of Accra Brewery Limited, during the presentation to MoFA, said: ?We take a lot of pride in the use of locally-grown raw materials in the production of our brands, especially Club Premium Lager and Chibuku Shake Shake; as such, the role of our farmers in the success of our business is of much value to us.?

He said the brewery inaugurated a US$2.5million Chibuku commercial plant earlier this year, with an annual capacity of 100,000 hectolitres.? He said the plant processes over 200 tonnes of sorghum and 300 tonnes of maize grown by more than 550 local farmers.

During the presentation, Yaw Effah-Baafi, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of crops, said:? ?We want to assure you that the donation will be used for the purpose for which it has been donated, and we will pass it on to our deserving farmers.? ?

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of livestock, Dr. Tia Alfred Sugri, and the Director of Finance and Administration, Ms. Cecilia Erzuah, were also present at the ceremony.

This is the 28th consecutive time that ABL has donated toward the Farmers? Day event.

Mr. Kevin Osborn, Technical Director of ABL, handing over the package to Yaw Effah-Baafi, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of crops. Looking on is Dr. Tia Alfred Sugri, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of livestock

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