Accra December 3, 2009 The management of the MTN Ghana Foundation have
assured Ghanaians that it will continue to make huge investments in Health and
Education as it enters its third year. They also re-affirmed their commitment
to ensuring the socio- economic development of the communites in which MTN
operates through the implementation of sustainable social intervention projects
which will help attain the Millenium Development Goals.
This was revealed at an impressive
stakeholder engagement held in Accra. The event which brought together a
section of Government officials, developments partners of the Foundation, Media
personel and MTN employees was organised to celebrate the achievements of the
Brett Goschen, CEO of MTN Ghana said, "it is
a key part of the MTN strategy to contribute to the welfare and development of
local communities as it is the Ghanaian population that is the driving force
behind our business success. MTN is thankful to Ghana and our Social
Responsibility programs is one way we can give something back in support of
The MTN Foundation which was launched in
Accra, Tamale and Sunyani two years ago have initiated significant number of
projects. Its Flagship projects which are the refurbishment of the 2nd
Floor of the Korle Bu Maternity Block and the establishment of the MTN ICT
Learning Centres in 10 regions of Ghana have now become a benchmark for many
project which has been highly commended is the support given to the Princess
Marie Louise Children's hospital for the construction of an Intensive Care Unit.
Mr Goschen added, "nothing is more rewarding
than seeing how our investments are transforming the lives of people,
especially children. I cherish the
moments I have had at the children's hospital and some of the orphanages where
I experienced first hand how some of our investments are touching lives."
Executive Director, Mawuena Dumor added, "we
are very proud of our achievements which are aimed at supporting Government and
our development partners to help enhance the wellbeing of our communities. We
have so far spent about GH¢2.5million and going forward, we
will continue to partner with both international, local organisations and our
staff to facilitate development.
Franklyn Manu, Dr. Jacob Plange-Rhule, Mrs. Nabilla Williams, Mr. Brett
Goschen, Ms. Mawuena Dumor
The Foundation also revealed new projects for
2010 which include the construction of a 20 bed male and female ward at the
Sene government hospital in Brong Ahafo, the provision of medical equipment to
the Kotokuo Health Center the construction of a classroom block at Akyem
Ntronang in the Eastern Region.