Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, Aug. 24, GNA – MTN Ghana, a
telecommunication company, has presented a cheque for GHȼ5,000.00 to the Oguaa
Traditional Council in support of this year’s Fetu Afahye of the chiefs and
people of Oguaa.
The Council also received recharge cards worth
hampers and assorted MTN souvenirs.
The MTN would also sponsor the Afahye football
gala, an entertainment show dubbed: “Test your Pulse” and the grand durbar
which comes off on Saturday, September 3.
Mr Simon Amoh, the Business Manager of the
South-Western Business District of MTN, who made the presentation at the
Emintsimadze Palace on Tuesday, said this year’s Afahye would coincide with the
20th anniversary of the existence of MTN in Ghana.
He said the gesture was to express the company’s
gratitude to the people of Oguaa whose constant support of its business had
contributed significantly to MTN retaining its leadership position in the
telecoms industry in the country.
He gave the assurance that it would continue
to deepen its relationship with the people of Oguaa for their mutual benefit.
MTN has patterned with several institutions in
the areas of health, education and economic empowerment to complement the
efforts of the traditional authorities and the Government to improve the living
standards of the people.
He mentioned some of the educational projects
the company was undertaking in the Central Region to include the national
spelling bee, essay competition, refurbishment of an Information and
Communication Technology centre for the Aggrey Memorial Senior High School, the
National Best Teacher Award and the MTN teacher improvement award programme.
Mr Amoh said this year’s theme: “The Falling
Standards of Education in the Cape Coast Metropolis – the Stakeholder’s
Responsibility,” was appropriate because training and education was embedded in
He said through the MTN Foundation the company
had invested in over 135 projects which were impacting the lives of more than
three million Ghanaians.
Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhene of Oguaa
Traditional Area, commended the management of MTN for the gesture and promised
that the council was appreciative of the company’s support over the years.
He said the donation was timely and would go a
long way to boost the celebration of this year’s festival.