Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mahindra & Mahindra to supply 1000 tractors to Ghanaian farmers

M&M signed an agreement with the Ghanaian government to supply 1000 tractors to its farmers during this year’s farming season. It will also set up a servicing and training plant to complement the existing one in Kumasi to serve farmers in the Northern and Southern sectors of the country.

Mr. Mahesh Kaskar, Deputy General Manager of International Operations, M&M who signed for the company, promised to supply the tractors to the Ghanaian farmers before the commencement of the farming season this year. He also mentioned that over the past 25 years, M&M has supplied between 600,000 and 700,000 tractors to many countries in the world, adding  “There is a high demand for our tractors and other equipment because of the quality and we hope to replicate that in Ghana and in Africa in general.”

Ghanaian Vice President, John Dramani Mahama said all these were to partly support the Government’s Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) agenda to bridge the development gap between the North and the southern sector.

Appreciating Mahindra’s initiative, he said, “I am particularly happy that you are setting up plants in Kumasi and Tamale as it will not only serve the people of Ghana, but will also help our brothers from neighbouring Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d’ Ivoire in the Sahel region.”

M&M has the capacity to manufacture 250 tractors a day, and will in all likelihood, supply the tractors before May this year

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