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Mrs Nabila-Williams a board member of MTN Ghana foundation, breaks the ground at project site with support from some dignitaries at New Juaben SHS

MTN marks 10 years of brightening lives

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com


MTN GHANA Foundation, the Corporate Social Investment wing of MTN Ghana is celebrating 10 years of brightening lives through education, Health and Economic Empowerment.

Mrs Georgina Asare-Fiagbenu, a Senior Manager in Sustainability and Social Impact at MTN Ghana Foundation said the growth and success of its inextricably linked is the communities.

While addressing Journalists for Business Advocacy said “we are passionate about contributing to the social development of these communities through our MTN Foundations, focusing primarily on the digitisation of education.”

“The projects we believe are part of our strategies, the mission of MTN is to brightening the lives of our customers and we believe that as African company we should be able to invest back in our communities. Communities give us support by patronising our services once we are able to profit we believe we should share part of the profit with them,” she added.

The theme for the anniversary she said would be on ‘Celebrating 10 years of brightening lives, inspiring a brighter future.’

Touching on activites to mark the celebration, she said sod cutting of the remaining 142 projects would begin and together with the completed projects cost  US$ 13,456,375, across all 10 regions.

She said equipment to Assistive Technology unit of the University of Ghana were present as well as handing over of a 40-bed maternity Unit of Tema General, Korle-Bu Maternity ward.

The foundation operates Palm Oil Processing Plant where more than 200 women and youth at Juaso in the Ashanti Region are employed. It also has a project for Nhyiaeso Basic School and multimedia; scholarship for over 300 brilliant students including the MTN Reading Project.

She said a sod would be cut for the Takoradi Polytechnic ICT Centre to begin while an award programme for teacher improvement and baby hampers distribution across three business districts are in place.

She added that, the foundation has been able to impact over 400 million lives because most of the facilities they have supported like the hospitals are used by thousands of people and believe they have brighter lives

10 Good Deeds campaign

Mrs Asare-Fiagbenu explained “This campaign will require audience to nominate someone who needs a little assistance in their own special circumstance. MTN Foundation will review the entries and pick 10 lucky nominees who will be provided with the assistance (within reasonable scope) that they need.”

MTN Ghana Foundation was launched on November 24, 2007 and marks its anniversary every year in November to celebrate the impact of its projects on the lives of people in communities across Ghana.

The president of JBA Mr Suleiman Mustapha congratulated the foundation for impacting the lives of Ghanaians through their corporate social responsibility.

He urged MTN to collaborate with JBA to organise more insightful programmes, training and organise opportunities for journalists to advance their skills of reporting and writing news.

 

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