Accra, November 18, 2020 - MTN Ghana’s Corporate Social Investment projects have received massive recognition at the 2020 edition of the Sustainability and Social Investment Awards for the transformational CSR initiatives it has implemented to promote social change and positively impact lives in the country.
MTN Ghana Foundation received the following awards: Sustainable Scholarship of the year, Best company in Supporting National Projects, Best Company in Promoting Voluntary Blood Donation, Best COVID-19 Awareness Campaign (Wear it for Me) and Best COVID-19 Employee Volunteering Initiative (21 Days of Y’ello Care). The Executive Secretary of the MTN Ghana Foundation Mr. Robert Kuzoe was named the SSI Personality of the Year.
Receiving his award, Mr. Kuzoe said, “Personally, I am humbled by this award. My award and the others received are an assurance that our interventions are not in vain, we are indeed impacting lives.”
Corporate Service Executive of MTN Ghana, Samuel Koranteng said, “I am excited with the awards received and we dedicate it to our development partners and the beneficiary communities. The MTN Ghana Foundation will continue to invest in communities through the implementation of meaningful and sustainable projects.”
Mr. Koranteng congratulated the MTN Ghana Foundation team and Board members for consistently implementing life changing projects in Ghana.
The Sustainability and Social Investment Awards seeks to create awareness, encourage and award companies, CSI/CSR Foundations, NGOs and other implementing agencies in delivering high impact CSI/CSR projects that aligns with Government’s focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and also adopt multi stakeholder approach leading to excellent outcomes.
The MTN Ghana Foundation since its establishment in 2007, has implemented over 150 projects in its focus areas of Health, Education and Economic Empowerment in communities across the country.
In a period where significant resources are being channelled to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the MTN Ghana Foundation has been at the forefront of the business’ efforts in supporting the Government of Ghana curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Key among such interventions are the donation of GHS 5 million worth of medical supplies, PPE and other essentials to National COVID Trust Fund, the distribution of 85,000 face masks to various hospitals and clinics nationwide and the donation of digital equipment to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
About the MTN Ghana Foundation:
The MTN Ghana Foundation was established in November 2007 as the vehicle to select and implement MTN’s Corporate Social Investments. MTN Ghana Foundation has three areas of focus -Health, Education and Economic Empowerment. From its inception to date, the Foundation has undertaken 150 major projects across the country. Notable health projects include construction of a Neonatal Care Center for Tamale Teaching Hospital, refurbishment of the 2nd floor maternity block of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, construction of a maternity block for Ejisu Government Hospital, and construction of an Emergency Center for Atua Government Hospital.
Education projects undertaken include construction of a boys dormitory for Akropong School for the Blind, construction of a six-unit classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium School, establishment of 10 MTN ICT Learning Centers in each of Ghana’s 10 regions and the institution of an Innovation Hub at KNUST to promote Telecoms Engineering and Research. Key projects undertaken in Economic Empowerment include: the construction of shea butter processing centers, provision of seed capital and skill training for Women of Tizaa Dini Association of Yendi and the Sung Suma Women Association of Wa.
For more information visit http://www.mtn.com.gh/about-mtn/community/mtn-ghana-foundation