The MTN Ghana Foundation, MTN’s Corporate Social Investment vehicle, has begun refurbishment works on the Mpraeso Methodist Junior High School block at a total cost of GH₵28,000.
The project forms part of the company’s quest to join the people of the area to celebrate this year’s Easter festivities at the Kwahu Ridge and it is expected to last for a month and a half.
The 3-unit classroom block built in 1958 has not seen any renovation for almost three decades and as a result is in a deplorable state.
The refurbishment will include the replacement of the roof, doors and windows as well as the renovation of walls and floors.
The Foundation will be providing new dual desks, tables and chairs for teachers.
The Commercial Head-South Eastern Business District of MTN, Mr Samuel Adjei-Sah said “over the last six years, the MTN Ghana Foundation has found innovative ways of giving back to communities; MTN’s support of Kwahu’s Easter festivals has contributed to the development of the area and also created employment for some indigenes in Kwahu. ”
He noted that this was one of the ways in which MTN had embedded Corporate Social Investment (CSI) into the festival which MTN is associated with.
He recalled the donation of the ultra-modern neonatal incubator to the Kwahu Government Hospital during the Easter celebrations in 2011.
Mr. Adjei-Sah also reminded the people of the challenges encountered in MTN’s business operations, such as fiber cuts and power outages that affected and interrupted quality service delivery.
He appealed to the Chiefs and opinion leaders to support in creating awareness in preventing fiber cuts.
The Member of Parliament for the Mpraeso Constituency, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong, expressed his appreciation and that of his constituents to MTN for the interest in the project and the prompt response to undertake the renovation.
The Chief of Mpraeso, Nana Ampadu Daaduam II and his elders expressed their profound gratitude to MTN for their continuous support to Mpraeso and the Kwahu Traditional area in general.
He later symbolically painted a small portion of the building and inscribed the letters ‘MTN’ to signify the commencement of work.
In addition to the refurbishment, MTN also made a total donation of GH¢5,600.00 cash, recharge cards valued at GH ¢ 1,400, assorted drinks, hampers and souvenirs to Kwahu Traditional Council towards the celebration of 2013 Easter Festival.
During the donation at Abene, the Kontihene of Abene, said the Easter festival was not their annual Traditional festival and will be grateful if MTN could support their annual festival.
He also appealed to MTN to provide scholarships for their children.
Other activities sponsored by MTN during Easter activities included the entertainment event dubbed “MTN chill zone” at the Mpraeso school park featuring Samini, 4*4 among others.
Source: Graphic Business
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