Accra Brewery supports 31st national Farmers Day

The Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has presented to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture a cheque for GH¢ 20,000 and 220 cases of an assortment of its brands.

This year’s event is slated for 4 December 2015 at Bolgatanga in the Upper East region, under the theme “Transform Ghana: Invest in Agriculture’’.

Over the past two years, Eagle Lager, ABL’s cassava beer, has supported the Farmers’ Day with farm implements such as power tillers, cutlasses, wellington boots and assorted products to best cassava farmers at the national and regional levels. Eagle Lager is being developed as a Sustainable Development brand to “grow economies” through agro-based and social intervention programmes.

The company hopes to develop a furrow irrigation system with a solar powered mechanized borehole for rural farmers in Yirene within the Bolga Municipality in the Upper East Region. The Yirene community has a population of 850 people with about 201 households who are mainly farmers. The gesture is in line with the company’s commitment to enhance the livelihood of farmers, especially Cassava farmers, as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of the country. In recognition of ABL’s consistent sponsorship, the MoFA conferred a Platinum award on the company at a sponsor’s awards ceremony in Accra.

Among its brands, ABL has a number of products whose major raw material is locally produced –Club Premium Lager (maize), Stone Lager (rice), Chibuku (sorghum) as well as Eagle Lager (cassava beer).

ABL’s Corporate and Legal Affairs Director, Ms Adjoba Kyiamah, who led officials of the company to present the package to the ministry, remarked that as a subsidiary of AB Miller, ABL believes in accelerating growth and development through its value chains.

“We prioritize the Ghanaian farmer, hence the use of locally grown raw materials in the production of our brands,” she said. Ms Kyiamah commended farmers for their hardwork and commitment, adding that ABL is grateful for their support.

Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Crops, Ahmed Alhassan Yakubu assured that the items and cash presented will be used for the intended purpose.

He commended the company for the unflinching support it demonstrates towards the award’s day, adding that “the ministry recognises ABL as allies in the celebration of the annual National Farmers’ Day”.

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