Ghanaian Chronicle

MTN commits GH¢694,350.80 on projects in Brong-Ahafo

Date published: July 13, 2012

from Michael Boateng

The MTN Foundation has committed a total amount of GH¢694,350.80 in various developmental projects in the Brong-Ahafo Region alone.

Among the projects in the region are construction of school buildings, drilling of boreholes, and provision of health facilities.

Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive of MTN, announced this when she commissioned an ultra-modern Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre at Techimantia in the Tano South District of the region.

The Techimantia ICT Centre, which is the third of ten MTN and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) centres of learning to be commissioned across the country within a year, cost the MTN Foundation an amount of US$100,000.

Mrs. Lumor explained that as market leaders, “MTN always sets the pace for others to follow. And so realising the ICT education deficit in the country, the company took up the challenge to complement government’s efforts in this area.”

This initiative, she said, was in support of efforts to bridge the digital divide between the served and underserved communities, and also support the implementation of the mandatory ICT component of the new educational reform.

The Corporate Service Executive said the Foundation had also set up an ICT Center at Ankaful Prisons in Cape Coast, and recently opened another one at Abossey Okai in Accra for the business community.

Mrs. Lumor said the Foundation had further committed funds to build a special ICT centre for the Akropong School for the Blind and Nima Cluster of Schools in Accra.

She re-affirmed MTN’s commitment to partner other state actors and corporate institutions to promote quality education in the country.

Mr. Bukari Zakari Anaba, District Chief Executive, commended the company for its contributions to accelerated national development, and entreated other companies to follow suit.

He advised students in the community to take advantage of the facility, and learn more about ICT.

Mr. Anaba stressed the government’s commitment to ensuring that all primary school children acquire basic knowledge in ICT, and entreated students in the area to use the centre, especially during their leisure hours.

 

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