MTN Foundation spends GH¢10 Million on projects
MTN, a Mobile Tele-communications Company and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly constructed a plush Information Communication and Technology (ICT) learning centre for the people of Komenda and its surrounding communities.
The fully furnished facility is the seventh to be commissioned, out of the ten to be constructed in all regions across the country to offer opportunities for people in the rural areas to acquire training in the usage of ICT tools.
The other three are being constructed in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and the total cost of the ten learning centres is 100,000.00 US dollars.
The Komenda project will serve about 13,000 people in all the 13 communities in the area including, Abrobeano, Antado, Kafodzidzi, Kissi, Kwahenkrom and Aburansa, Dompoase.
Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive of MTN, in a speech read on her behalf, said the company identified the ICT deficit in the country and made the efforts to address it and help bridge the digital divide between the served and the un-served.
It will also operate as a study centre for more than 8,000 students in ten schools in the catchment area, to enable them to carry out research and share ideas with their peers around the country.
The amount so far invested by the MTN Ghana Foundation since its establishment in the Country in 2007 on projects in health, education and economic empowerment amounts to GH₵9,724,415.00, with the Central Region’s share being GH₵ 375,006.05.
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