Ghana’s Mobile Telecommunications leader, MTN, has received three major awards at the recent MobileWorld Ghana Telecoms Awards 2011 in recognition of the immense contributions it has made to the development of the telecommunications industry in Ghana. The awards received are: Telecom Operator of the Year
Best CSR Telecom Operator
Best Mobile Money Service.
This maiden award was organized under the auspices of the MobileWorld Magazine to recognize the contributions of Mobile Telecommunications Companies to the economy of Ghana. MobileWorld Magazine, a renowned UK-based global magazine focuses on delivering cutting edge communications news; information technology reviews and provides a fresh perspective on current events relevant within the global communications market.
Mr. Akin Naphtal, Group Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Mobileworld, organizers of the awards, said “It was important to recognize the role of the telecoms in nation building and to encourage and motivate them to contribute more to better the lot of the ordinary Ghanaian”.
The Senior Manager for Corporate Communications Mrs. Georgina Asare Fiagbenu who received the awards on behalf of the company remarked that “MTN is very honored with the awards as these only confirm the leading role the company continues to play in the provision of quality telecommunication services to Ghanaians.” According to her, MTN won six awards last year from the CIMG and the Ghana Club 100 awards and it is not surprising that “we are repeating such achievements in 2011”. “I am particularly happy that our community interventions are consistently being recognized by Ghanaians. “To have been recognized on two different platforms as the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Company of the Year confirms that MTN truly cares for the wellbeing of the communities in which it operates”, she added. Commenting on the Best Mobile Money service company of the year award, Mr. Bruno Akpaka, the General Manager of the MTN Mobile Money service noted that the service is gaining acceptance among the populace. “As at the end of last year, the service had 1.8 million subscribers with considerable transactions daily”, he said. “The Mobile Money service will continue to identify areas of need in the mobile banking sector and design services to address those needs”, he added. Presently, the MTN Mobile Money subscribers enjoy a number of offers including top up of airtime, money transfer and bill payment (DSTV and Electricity bills).