Since the inception of the MTN Ghana Foundation in the year 2007, it has relentlessly beefed up on its corporate social responsibility, by pumping $13m in improving lives of Ghanaians.
Senior Manager in Sustainability and Social Impact at MTN Ghana Foundation, Mrs. Georgina Asare-Fiagbenu, said the foundation has been committed to improving education, healthcare and has embarked on many other community development projects in the country.
Speaking to a section of JBA members in a day’s workshop which was organised by Journalists for Business Advocacy (JBA) and sponsored by MTN Ghana, Mrs. Georgina said, investments MTN Ghana Foundation has made, cats across various projects like; the construction of school buildings, libraries and ICT centres, enhancing teacher capabilities, constructing and equipping hospital wards and many others.
She indicated in her presentation that, the foundation’s 10 years of existence has touched and enhanced the standard of living of many Ghanaians. Thus, the Foundation will continue to support Ghanaians through education, health and economic empowerment.
According to her, the Foundation was established with its gaze fixed on socio-economic development of the country by rolling out comprehensive social interventions in various communities across the country.
Mrs. Georgina further enumerated some of the objectives which were; Establishment of a CSR programme that seeks to enhance socio-economic development, Foster strategic partnerships through good corporate citizenship collaborations with other national or international partners, to Foster MTN teamwork values among MTN Ghana staff through a proactive engagement and to enhance the MTN brand in all operating areas of community development.
“Other projects are; the refurbishment of the Korle-Bu Maternity Ward, the new Natal Centre at Tema General Hospital, we’ve done a lot of dormitories for secondary schools, and we’ve done a lot of health clinics all over the country,” she noted.
Spelling out the sole aim of the workshop at this juncture, the President of JBA, Suleiman Mustapha, said it was apt for JBA members to be abreast with current information about the MTN Ghana Foundation to aid them to disseminate accurate information out there, as well as
educate the public well.
He therefore entreated management of MTN to concretized their relationship with JBA by continuing to support and train members of the Association, to make them vibrant in their reportage for society as a whole.