Ghana’s foremost LBC,PBC Ltd in partnership with the Youth Employment Authority (YEA),Chemico ltd, New Okaf, Rainbow Agrosciences are set to roll-out the maiden edition of The PBC Farmers Health Screening Outreach slated for 4th September through to 2nd October 2018.
The project is a combination of a health screening exercise and a mini-fair conceived by PBC and the aforementioned sponsors to improve the health of cocoa farmers whilst creating an avenue for effectual farmer/input dealer interaction.
According to organisers, the project is broadly hinged on improving access to quality healthcare while courting a favourable brand perception for all firms involved in the project.
Head of Corporate Affairs for PBC, Mrs Nannet Aryee explained that the project is set to be an annual endeavour that will see PBC ltd partner industry stakeholders to outdoor initiatives that will seek to improve the lives of cocoa farmers across the country.
“As the biggest LBC in Ghana, we acknowledge the importance of a healthy cocoa-farmer population .This is why together with key industry players, we have conceived what we believe will be a huge blessing to our esteemed cocoa farmers; most of who lack access to quality health care.” she said.
The first edition of the project will target cocoa farmers in Kassapin before moving on to Dormaa in the Brong Ahafo Region.Subsequently, cocoa farmers in Konongo,Ashanti Region and Bonsu Nkwanta,Western Region will also savour the benefits of the marathon Farmers health Screening exercise.
While all agrochemical input dealers aboard the project are set to take advantage of the project to interact and contribute to the wellbeing of farmers, the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is set to use the medium chiefly as a grassroots launch pad for renewed efforts to combat Tramadol and other related substance abuse, particularly by the youth.