Friday, June 11, 2010



Ghana’s leading telecommunication giant, MTN is constructing 20 boreholes in some selected deprived communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

The ongoing projects embarked upon by MTN as part of its corporate social responsibility when completed would among other interventions provide clean drinking water to residents of the selected communities.

Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, Senior Manager in charge of Corporate Communications of MTN-Ghana, made the announcement at this year’s Editors forum held in Tamale which drew participants from the Northern and Upper East Regions.

“Access to good drinking water is the beginning of enjoyment in life and for that matter, MTN is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to make water accessible to inhabitants of deprived communities in Northern Ghana,” she emphasized.

She said plans were far advanced by the Mobile Telecommunication Network to execute more of similar projects to reduce poverty, hunger and diseases in most deprived communities in the three Northern Regions.

Speaking on the much awaited World Cup soccer tournament to be hosted by South Africa, Georgina Fiagbenu disclosed that MTN as the global sponsor was spending US65 dollars on that big event.

She also revealed that about 200 MTN subscribers nationwide would be selected among the lucky ones to travel to South Africa to cheer up players of nation’s national team.

In compliance with the National Communication Authority (NCA’s) directive that all telecommunication companies operating in Ghana should register their subscribers’ sim cards, participants at the forum and residents of Tamale were sensitized on the benefits of the registration exercise.

Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, MTN’s Corporate Services Executive in a statement read on her behalf said the company has over the years demonstrated its commitment to partnering government and the regulatory agencies in ensuring that Ghana’s communication laws were complied with.

She assured the over 8 million MTN subscribers in Ghana of the company’s readiness to apply the most advanced software and hardware technologies to make customers get the best value for their money.

The MTN group was launched in 1994 as a global communication service provider and is operating in 21 countries worldwide including, Afghanistan, Benin, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, South Africa, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia, among others.

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