Ecobank Ghana, ultimate Friday, donated 4 corn dehuskers valued at $50,000

 Ecobank Ghana, ultimate Friday, donated 4 corn dehuskers valued at $50,000

Ecobank Ghana, ultimate Friday, donated 4 corn dehuskers valued at $50,000 to 4 aggregators of Sunyani-primarily based totally agro-processing agency, Yedent Agro Group of Companies, to help them to well dehusk maize offered to the agency for processing.

In addition, the financial institution offered an articulated truck, which become received from a $105,000 mortgage it supplied to one of the aggregators of Yedent, Kenneth Oppong Enterprise, for the carting of maize and different cereals bought from the farm gates to your doorstep of the agency.

Yedent Agro Group of Companies is an entirely Ghanaian-owned constrained legal responsibility agency based in 2004 and has  subsidiaries, particularly Yedent Agro Foods Processing Company Limited and Yedent Bulk Processing Company Limited.

The agency’s center sports unfold alongside the complete cereal and legumes – maize, soya and millet price chain and for this reason helps farmers withinside the Northern, Bono, Bono East and Ahafo areas, in addition to the ones withinside the Afram Plains area.

Maize manufacturing

Addressing the presentation ceremony, the Technical Advisor to the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Mr Asante Krobea, stated via the implementation of the authorities’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs programme, Ghana had accelerated its manufacturing of maize from 1.7 metric tonnes in 2016 to metric tonnes in 2020.

“We want to have approximately 20 organizations which include Yedent to make sure that what we produce withinside the united states is processed to permit our farmers to acquire from the toil and sweat in their blood,” he said and recounseled Ecobank Ghana for helping agro processing organizations withinside the united states.

Mr Krobea disclosed that the authorities had determined to take in 1/2 of of the hobby on loans supplied to aggregators via way of means of banks, to permit them to have the vital equipment and finances to buy and cart farm produce to agro processors.


For his part, the Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, Mr Daniel Sackey, stated the financial institution become devoted to assist the complete agricultural price chain, because it had a right away effect at the livelihoods of the people, especially farmers.

He introduced that the established order of agro-processing organizations could lessen post-harvest losses, which presently stood at 14 according to cent.

Mr Sackey stated the dehuskers could assist a complete of 6,000 outgrower and smallholder farmers with 60 according to cent of them being girls in eighty three exceptional groups of the areas wherein Yedent acquired its uncooked materials.

“We want to discover a higher manner of creating the rural price chain simple. Instead of dehusking maize together along with your hand which takes a number of time, the dehuskers could permit the farmers to apply couple of minutes to accomplish that and offer them sufficient time for different financial sports,” he said.

The Managing Director of Yedent Group of Companies, Mr Samuel Kwame Ntim, disclosed that the agency processed a complete of 300,000 mini luggage of maize a year, which translated into 1,2 hundred luggage according to day.

For her part, the Bono Regional Minister, Ms Justina Owusu-Banahene, stated the authorities could retain to accomplice the personal quarter to retain to assist the increase of the economy.

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