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MTN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES HEROES OF CHANGE SEASON IV

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MTN Ghana Foundation has launched the fourth season of one of its flagship projects, MTN Heroes of Change. The initiative identifies and honours people who through personal sacrifice brighten lives in their communities in extraordinary and impactful ways.


The Foundation believes that honouring people who make personal sacrifices for the good of their community would motivate and encourage others to do same.
Speaking at the Human Resource Executive of MTN Ghana, Mrs. Amma Benneh-Amponsah, said: “We take this opportunity to once again congratulate all past MTN Heroes of Change winners for their good work. As we embark on the Heroes of Change journey once again, we are confident that Season IV will build on the successes of previous seasons.”
She added that the ultimate winner will receive a cash price of GHC100, 000, and category winners would be awarded with GHC30, 000 each to be invested in their projects for wider impact, while the rest of the six heroes will each be given GHC10, 000 …

MTN’s EBENEZER ASANTE ADJUDGED CIMG MARKETING MAN OF THE YEAR, MTN RECEIVES TWO ADDITIONAL PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

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The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Twum Asante, has been adjudged the Marketing Man of the Year 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) at the 28th National Marketing Performance Awards 2016 held at the State House in Accra.
MTN Ghana also won two other prestigious awards – Telecom Company of the Year and the flagship Marketing-Oriented Company of the Year.  These awards, according to the CIMG, are in recognition of MTN’s excellence in strategic marketing in the areas of Marketing Insights, People Management, Corporate Reputation Management, CSR and sound Marketing Management that set MTN apart as a corporate achiever for the year 2016.
The citation to Mr. Asante for Marketing Man of the Year reads in part as follows: You took over the reins of the enterprise a couple of years ago and your exploits have caught the attention of corporate Ghana. As the first Ghanaian Chief Executive Officer, your tenure has been monumental and rivalled the 21 years o…

INNOVATION CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR DIXCOVE YOUTH IN WESTERN REGION

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Takoradi, September 21, 2017 – MTN partnered with ISPACE Foundation to hold a training program dubbed “Capacity Building on Youth in Dixcove” at the church of Pentecost building organized by ICODE in Dixcove in the Western Region of Ghana.








Dixcove is a fishing community in the Ahanta West District of Western Region of Ghana and the need for this program was to educate and empower the youth in the community to take up the challenge to make an impact in the society and turn their passion into meaningful change making activities. ICODE’s plan to build a good technology and innovative ecosystem for the youth in Western Region brought them on a road trip research to Dixcove where we found out in the end that the Dixcove which is a known to be a fishing community close to Ghana’s Oil Rig lack avenues for the youth to engage themselves in change making activities and make an impact in the society.

The youth in Dixcove do not take up the challenge to make any impact from the knowledge and educa…

ENHANCING THE WORK OF BLOGGERS WITH ADVANCE SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING

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Takoradi, September 15, 2017 – MTN held a media training for the media personnel in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. Traditional media  is becoming the thing of the past and now social media is dominating and leading in the spread of news and information in the media and in our environment in general so there was the need to train the traditional media personnel to adapt to the new environment now.

Mr. Maximus Ametorgoh who was the facilitator said that  in the world global digital snapshot of 7.1476 billion people, 3.773 billion uses the internet, 2.789 billion are active social media users, 4.917 billion are unique mobile users and 2.549 billion are active mobile social users using mobile phones for social media purposes.

He also included that of the Ghanaian internet statistics which provides data of 27.9 million people using internet actively, 6 telecommunications companies excluding the internet service providers, 5 4G network operators, 39,234,216 mobile voice subscriptio…
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CEO of MTN Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Twum Asante, has stated that the telecommunications giant is ready to partner with insurance companies to leverage technological innovations that will boost the growth of the insurance industry in Ghana. Mr. Twum Asante said this when he gave a speech as guest speaker at the 8th Cedants Awards Night on the theme, “Embracing Technological Innovations for the Growth of the Insurance Industry,” in Accra.

Mr. Ebenezer Twum Asante said technology has taken centre stage in driving business models, products and service delivery in a way that businesses cannot avoid. “Technology has become pervasive because it affords spontaneity, has low marginal cost to serve and enable intelligence-based service delivery. These are important ingredients in today’s world where consumers, corporates and even machines are as connected as never before... It is time for our two industries to collaborate further for expanded technological innovations to provide fast, convenient, ef…

MTN FOUNDATION ENHANCES TEACHING AND LEARNING AT KOFORIDUA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY WITH 90 SEATER E-LIBRARY

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Accra, September 08, 2017 - MTN Ghana Foundation has commissioned a 90 seater e-library for the Koforidua Technical University in the Eastern region.

The facility provides access to electronic sources of information including journals and electronic books from reputable databases and publishers. The e-library has 90 computers with internet access, providing students and teachers’ access to 10 academic databases and 19,000 e-journals. The facility also has an additional 20-seater sitting area for the teaching staff of the University.

The e-library, which was set up by MTN Ghana Foundation in partnership with Koforidua Technical University was at the cost of GH¢560, 000.00, with MTN Ghana Foundation contributing GH¢240,000.00. The facility is expected to benefit over 6,895 students from the university.

Speaking at the commissioning of the project at Koforidua Technical University, the Senior Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact, Mrs Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, indicated that the pro…