Engen launches ‘win a tractor’ promotion

28th June 2018
Tructor Source:The Midweek Sun


By Keikantse Lesemela - Reporter

Botswana Stock Exchange Listed oil company, Engen Botswana announced its commitment to contribute to improving the country’s food security in Botswana through its agriculture-focused promotions.

Launching its sixth win a tractor promotion, Engen Managing Director, Chimweta Monga said they have decided to differentiate themselves from the rest by giving away prizes that would serve as a catalyst to the economic wellbeing of Batswana. “Winners of tractors also generate income through hiring to other farmers. This process contributes to improving food security and income generation in Botswana and advancing the government policy of citizens economic empowerment,” said Monga. The competition will run from May to August 2018.

The company will give away four Massey Ferguson Tractors, four ploughs, four disk harrows and four planters. Over the past years, Engen has given away a 20-hectare farm with a borehole and farming implements, which included a tractor, plough, disk harrrow and a planter. Monga said they have decided to discontinue the farmers dream win a farm competition due to the inherent complexities on land title transfer.

In the past six years, Engen has given away a total of 22 tractors, 22 ploughs, 22 disk harrows and 22 planters and will increase to 26 by the end of the competition in August. The Engen Farmers dream promotion was first launched in 2013 as Engen’s contribution to the social and financial security of the farming community and in recognition of the sector as a potential contributor to the country’s economic diversification efforts.

“We are committed to proactively assisting the government to promote food security at household and national levels in line with ISPAAD and other initiatives that are geared towards supporting and developing the agriculture sector,” said Monga.

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