Tuesday, June 22, 2010



Ghana’s leading mobile telecommunications service provider, MTN has taken another step ahead of its competitors in the communication industry by recruiting about 200 unemployed youth in the Tamale Metropolis as mobile money registration canvassers.

This measure formed part of MTN’s social corporate responsibility to complement government and other development partners commitment to reduce the unemployment rate in Ghana as part of her plans to attain the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015.

The recruits affectionately called “MTN Foot Soldiers” are to educate residents of the Tamale Metropolis on the benefits of the mobile money transfer service to enable them catch up with the latest trends in the financial world.

Bakari Mahama Jomo, Managing Director of Al-Zulphar Company Limited, one of MTN’s principal agents in Tamale under whose supervision the “MTN Foot Soldiers” are carrying out their functions disclosed this to newsmen in at the official launch of the mobile money transfer service in Tamale on Tuesday 22nd June, 2010.

He said MTN controls over 57.4% of the mobile telecommunication market in Ghana and urged residents of Tamale to take advantage of the mobile money transfer service and register their sim cards at the various outlets in the region.

Abdul-Majeed Rufai, Senior Manager at MTN Ghana, encouraged subscribers to join the over one million registered members in the country to enjoy the convenience of transacting businesses without exchanging physical cash in the open.

He explained that with the MTN money transfer service, subscribers can send money to their loved ones with the utmost security since the money would reach the required destinations without passing through commercial drivers and strangers who in most cases are robbed at gun point on the roads.

According to Mr. Rufai, the MTN mobile money transfer service provides the right platform for mobile cellular pone users to open and as well operate electronic wallet or full bank account on their phones through which utility, school fees and other bills could be paid without wasting time to queue.

Chief Director at the Northern Regional Coordinating Council, Mr. Joseph Dasanah who launched the product, commended the management of MTN for extending the mobile money transfer service to Tamale and appealed to all MTN subscribers to join the train by moving towards the global phenomenon of cashless economic business transactions.

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