Mr. Joseph Ofori Amanfo, a Physics and Integrated Science teacher of the Hwediem Senior High School in the Ahafo region has embarked on large scale cultivation of ginger and carrots.
He says the production of ginger and carrots is his contribution towards growing the economy from the global economic downturn through agriculture.
Teacher Amanfo, operating E. Boakye Company Limited as a business entity has cultivated 11 acres ginger and two acres of the first phase of a 10 acre carrot project.
The company’s farms are situated at Kofiase in the Mampong constituency of Ashanti and has opened an office and a distribution point at Asore Nkwanta or Columbus Junction at Medoma in the Tafo Municipality in Kumasi to supply the produce to clients including restaurants, retailers, breweries.
The company, which is capable of supplying a 1,000 bags of ginger currently, would also focus on export and intends to buy quantity of the product from farmers who want to sell out their produce to the company to boost its export drive eventually.
Ofori Amanfo, is a product of Prempeh College. He trained as a Electrical and Electronic engineer at the then Kumasi Polytechnic (now Kumasi Technical University) in 2006 before pursuing a course of study in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Ghana, Legon in 2015.
He is currently a second year Post graduate student in Nuclear Science and Technology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
BY Kow Richardson