Cargill executives with Hon. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah MP (2nd left), Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry.

Cargill Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, has provided food items to over a thousand families in different communities in Tema and its environs where the company operates.

The gesture was in fulfilment of the company’s pledge to support the vulnerable and less privileged to cope with government’s directive on lockdown to help fight the spread of the Covid-19 in the country.

The company which produces high-quality cocoa and chocolate to the world presented food items including bags of rice, cartons of Indomie noodles and tomato paste and cartons of vegetable oil.

Presenting the items on behalf of Cargill, Human Resource Leader for Cargill West Africa, Francis Yohuno said as a food processing business, the company deemed it important to support individuals and families who do not have adequate income to stay home for days without going out to find food.

“At Cargill our main responsibility is to feed the world. When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) set in, based on the well-intended restrictions government has imposed to limit the spread, we realized lot of people will have difficulties.

“We have therefore decided to provide food for the aged, needy and underprivileged in order to put food on their table as they stay at home,” Mr Yohuno said.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Tema West Constituency, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, MP for the area thanked Cargill for the kind gesture.

The Deputy Trade Minister said the donation was crucial as the Constituency is part of the lockdown and assured them of distributing them to the vulnerable and less privileged.

“This is a gesture worthy of commendation and we entreat other organizations to emulate same and come to the aid of the vulnerable and less privileged especially in crucial moments like this as we continue to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” Mr Ahenkorah said.

Cargill’s donation forms part of its efforts to provide relief to communities and families in Tema where the company operates its state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility, in the wake of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Present at the donation also were Cargill Ghana Managing Director, Aedo van der Weij; Ama Mintah, Head of Finance, and Smart Darkwah, Plant Manager.