MTN Ghana Foundation has been adjudged the ‘CSR Company of the Year 2018’ at the eighth Ghana CSR Excellence Awards (GHACEA).
At the same event, MTN Ghana Foundation also won the ‘CSR Telecom of the Year’ and ‘CSR Award for Health’, making it a total of three awards on the night for the company.
The awards were in recognition of the transformational CSR initiatives that had been implemented by MTN Ghana to promote social change and positively impact lives in the country.
The ceremony, which was organized by the Centre for CSR, West Africa, is the only CSR Award scheme that is focused solely on how businesses respond to their internal and external stakeholders, the environment and society at large.
Commenting on the awards, Mrs Pala Asiedu Ofori, Acting Corporate Service Executive of MTN Ghana, said, “I am excited that the Foundation has received these awards. The awards attest to the fact that the investments being made by MTN Ghana Foundation are indeed impacting communities across Ghana.MTN Ghana Foundation will continue to brighten the lives of the people within our communities through the implementation of sustainable projects.”
Mrs Asiedu Ofori dedicated the awards to Board members of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Management and staff of MTN, and also to all MTN Foundation beneficiaries across the country.
Since its establishment in 2007, the MTN Ghana Foundation has invested in and implemented over 142 major projects in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment, which are impacting an estimated four million directly and indirectly. In all, the MTN Ghana Foundation has instituted 80 educational projects, 52 health projects and 10 economic empowerment projects at total cost of 32 million.
This year, the MTN Ghana Foundation has commissioned a 40-bed maternity-block for the Tema General Hospital, It also offered scholarships to 100 tertiary students under the Bright Scholarship Scheme.
The MTN Ghana Foundation has been recognized by many organisations for its contributions to sustainable and impactful projects across Ghana. The Foundation received the overall CSR Company of the Year 2015 and 2016 bestowed on them by GHACEA.
The MTN Ghana Foundation also won awards such as 2016 IPR Best Community Relations Programme of the Year and CSR Program of the Year 2015 given by the Head of State Awards (HoSA) Scheme.
The eighth GHACEA was organized by the Centre for CSR, West Africa in collaboration with the Association of Ghana Industries and with support from the Ministry of Business Development, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Plan International.
The GHACEA seeks to promote the culture of social responsibility and sustainability among corporate organizations, practitioners and their stakeholders, including society at large. The GHACEA pushes organizations to invest in socially beneficial projects and initiatives.