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Ghana to receive $95 million agric equipment from Brazil

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Ghana is to receive a $95 million agricultural equipment, including tractors and combine harvester’s from Brazil, to boost rice production and other Agricultural sectors.

The items would come under a soft loan from the Brazilian government to the Ghana.

Mr Louis Fernando Sierra, Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana, made
this known, when the Chiefs and People of Agona Abodom in the Central Region conferred on him honorary Citizenship and Development Chief of the town at Abodom.

Ambassador Sierra said the first consignment of the equipment would arrive in the country in September, 2011, while the rest is expected in the country in January 2012.

He hoped that the equipment would help in increasing food production in the country.

The Ambassador said through his instrumentality, a $40 million sickle cell and blood centre has been constructed in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, to facilitate quality health delivery services for the people in the region.

Mr Sierra said the Kumasi centre would be linked up with the Agona Abodom clinic to provide health service delivery to the people in the area.

The Ambassador expressed appreciation to the chiefs and people of Abodom for the honour done him and declared that he “would never forget it in his life”.

He said he was not surprised, because Brazil has a long standing relationship with Ghana and expressed the hope that it would grow from strength to strength, to promote bilateral and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Nana Kojo Asomaning, Tufuhene of Abodom performed the necessary traditional rites and conferred the title on the Ambassador, who was given a stool name of Nana Kweku Sierra I and later made him a member of the Asona family.

Mr Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), enumerated the good standing relations between the two countries and appealed to the Ambassador to use his good offices to link Agona Abodom to a town in Brazil for an exchange programme.

He said the installation of Ambassador Sierra could bring much development programmes to the area to improve the lot of the people.

Fekwaw II, Omankrado of Abodom called on the Ambassador to help upgrade the clinic in the town to a hospital status and appealed to investors to come to the town and invest there.

Source: GNA

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  1. I just read the news and I really enjoyed and appreciated it. I am a Ghanain but I live in Brazil. I know how Brazil is and how the people are. Brazil is a blessed land full of agricultural developments. If I may say their main natural resources is based on Agric. Food is nothing in Brazil, people eats and throws away left foods every hour, and the foods are not costive. Because Brazil is not a first world country, many People living outside Brazil might think Brazil is suffering, but it´s never true. All Brazilian enjoys their country very much with lots of developments and facility productions in the country and full support help from the governememt. Everyone here lives comfotable. The economy is very good. Being here for a while I realised they´re doing much better than Ghana and I´ve just decided to make here my home base to run my business safely, instead of U.S or Europe. Though I´ll be travelling to Ghana back and forth. After I read the news, first thing that came into my mind and I decided to send this comment was; Brazilians are very kind and so concern about economy and poverty. Their government has been doing well to end poverty in the system, like wise their Ambassador living in Ghana. Comparing to the living in Brazil he could see how Ghanaians are suffering, in many situations , especially from hunger. But no one is hungary here in Brazil, but he´ll see so much of that in Ghana that wouldn´t make him happy. As of the love and respect Brazilians has for Ghana is too much, and so I believe the Ambassador really meant what he said and he´s going to furfil his promise I believ so, unless Ghanaians either wise betray him or misuse the help or the support they´re going to give us now. So to my fellow Ghanaian leaders or the leaders in this project my urge to you is to follow this steps humble and patient, and everything will come to success and more and more could be on the way from Brazil to Ghana. I´ve been in their country for many years and I see what they´re trying to do for everybody to make life easier. They´re Always tackling the economic problems.They´re very kind and supportive as a matter of fact. Our leaders please make good use of this support to support your fellow Ghanaian brothers and sisters , we really need it. When this help comes please dont keep it for yourselves and families only. Let the help reach the whole country, or the mentioned areas as a whole so God Almighty will be pleased too and put HIS blessings on the facilities so we can all grow. If God answers our prayers AMEN, No one can say NO. and the blessing of Almighty God shall fall on us forever. Truely we need change, and others are tyring to support to get this change , so please be honest and follow these steps and we shall get this change. I hope my message is clearly understood and rated. Thank you