Chamber of Telecom to partner CSRFoundation—to enhance telcos’ activities
By: Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation Ghana (CSRFG) has proposed partnership with the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to promote CSR activities among telecommunications companies in Ghana.
This occurred when members of CSFRG called on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the chamber, Mr. Kweku Sakyi-Addo, at his office to officially introduce the Foundation to the Chamber.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Joseph Emmanuel Allotey-Pappoe, who led the delegation, stressed the need for a partnership of business, civil society and government for the country to deepen the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) culture and reap its full benefits.
He stated that it was to promote such a culture that the CSRFG had been set up to create a society of CSR-committed and compliant corporate citizens and individuals, adding that the Foundation in line with its mission had within the first year of its establishment published two issues of a quarterly magazine ‘CSR Watch Magazine’ and also organized the first annual CSR conference in December 2011 to create awareness through its advocacy programmes.
The Foundation has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ghana Standards Authority to promote CSR in the country. Mr. Allotey-Pappoe invited the chamber to partner the Foundation and Ghana Standards Authority in the organizing a sectoral-based CSR seminar for captains in the telecoms industry to share orientation on CSR best practices.
Mr. Kweku Sakyi-Addo expressed his excitement about the possibility of a partnership between the two bodies. For him, the relevance of CSR for the telecommunications sector cannot be overemphasized. He stressed that the players in the telecommunications sector take corporate governance serious.
Mr. Kweku Sakyi-Addo also assured the Foundation of the chamber’s readiness to partner and support CSRFG to promote CSR in the country. Mr. Allotey-Pappoe presented copies of the second issue of the “CSR Watch” magazine to Mr. Sakyi-Addo.
Instructively, the CSR Foundation was established by a corps of distinguished professionals of marketing, public relations and communication management, environmental science, insurance, banking, business and academia with a vision to create a society of CSR-committed and compliant corporate citizens and individuals.
CSR Foundation’s mission is to be a world class foundation for the promotion of CSR Advocacy through Training, Awards, Research, Publications and Advisory Activities in order to improve on the legal, social and ethical behaviours and practices of corporate entities, individuals and government.
The core values include Sustainability, Transparency, Accountability, Integrity and Responsiveness.
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