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MTN celebrates women on International day

MTN Ghana, a telecommunication company in Ghana, congratulates all women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebration.

The company acknowledged  the efforts women make towards making Ghana a brighter place.

As part of activities to commemorate the year’s International Women’s Day, MTN Ghana organizsed a talk for its female staff at MTN House in Accra on the theme ‘Press for Progress – Women in Technology’.

The in-house program brought together facilitators such as Taaka Awori, Managing Director of Busara Africa, a Pan-African leadership development firm and Thelma Quaye, a member of the Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana and a technical consultant.

The occasion was used to launch the ‘MTN Women in Technology Development Program’.

Sharing insights into the International Women’s Day, Mrs Pala Asiedu-Ofori,  Acting Corporate Services Executive, said, “MTN values the contribution of women in the socio-economic development of Ghana. We also cherish the valuable contributions of women in championing MTN’s success story.”

Commenting on the celebration, the Human Resource Executive, Mrs Amma Benneh-Amponsah, said, “On this occasion, we celebrate all women who are challenging the status quo and making it in their various fields of endeavour. MTN celebrates women for the diversity they bring to the workplace. Kudos to all women who are also taking advantage of the digital age to improve their wellbeing,” she added.

MTN Ghana also used the occasion to commend civil society organizations and all those leading local actions to ensure gender parity by promoting reform and highlighting challenges facing women for a brighter world.

MTN Ghana says it remains committed to the development and welfare of women, particularly in the areas of economic empowerment, maternal healthcare and education.

The MTN Ghana Foundation, since its establishment, has commissioned a number of projects aimed at improving maternal health in the country and also empowering women economically. Some projects undertaken include refurbishment of the second floor of the Korle-Bu Maternity Ward; construction of a neonatal unit for the Tamale Teaching Hospital, a girls dormitory block for Apam SHS, a 15-bed Children’s Ward for Twifo Praso, and a 20-bed Maternity Block for Ejisu Government Hospital; donation of incubators and other medical equipment to selected hospitals across the country; and distribution of hampers to mothers of babies born on Christmas Day.

In the area of economic empowerment, MTN recently completed the Girl Code Project aimed at training women in Apps development.

MTN Ghana Foundation also provided support for women in palm production at Juaso in the Ashanti Region, Tizaa Dini Women in Shea Butter and the Sung Suma Women in Shea Butter in the Upper West Region.

In addition to the development projects, MTN Ghana continued to demonstrate its commitment by empowering women in various ways. Out of its total workforce, MTN has over 50% women in its employment, with some of them occupying Executive and Senior Managerial roles.

MTN congratulates women on International Women’s Day on their commitment to the development of Ghana.

 

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