Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL) has presented an amount of GH₵35,000.00 to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as its support for the 30th edition of the National Farmers’ Day celebration.
Communications Officer, Kennedy Noonoo, presenting the cheque on behalf of Tullow Ghana explained that this year was the first time the company was sponsoring the celebration at the national level.
Since the company started operations in Ghana, it has always contributed towards the celebration at the regional level, particularly the Western Region where it has its major operations.
He said, following the discovery of oil in the country and the production of first oil in 2010, TGL, through its social investment and community development projects has put in place many programmes to enhance the well being of the communities in the six coastal districts of the Western region who are mostly involved in fishing and its related businesses.
One of such programmes is the Jubilee Livelihood Enhancement and Enterprise Development (LEED) project.
Under the project, fishermen and the youth have been trained in the manufacture of ice boxes to preserve fish catch while at sea and in the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to aid their navigation on the high seas.
Some fish mongers have also received training in the construction of cheaper and fuel-saving ovens to help smoke fish in a healthy and environmentally friendly way.
In addition, all beneficiaries of the programme received training in business management and entrepreneurial skills as well as access to credit and enhanced market knowledge.
For Tullow Ghana, supporting the National Farmers’ Day, will therefore aid the development of farming and fishing and bring to life the theme for the year “Eat What You Grow” in the long term, Mr Noonoo further added.
Receiving the presentation on behalf of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mrs. Sena Okiti Dua, Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture said it was exciting to have Tullow Ghana on board the celebration this year and expressed the hope that this would be the beginning of the company’s participation in subsequent years.
Source: Tullow Ghana Limited