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Post COVID-19: MTN pledges commitment to help recovery of Ghana’s economy

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Selorm AdadevohChief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Selorm Adadevoh
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MTN Ghana is positioning itself to play its part in the recovery process of Ghana after the Coronavirus pandemic to help the growth of the country’s economy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Selorm Adadevoh has said.

The giant telecommunications company has been a major contributor to the West African country’s fight against the pandemic since the first two cases were recorded in March 2020.

From the donation of GHS5 million to the Ghana Private Covid-19 Trust Fund, MTN Ghana has also provided support to health facilities and schools in the area of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) among other things.

Preview to the blowback of the pandemic that has had a toll on the growth of Ghana’s economy, MTN has decided to do what they can to help the recovery post-COVID-19.

“MTN’s commitment is massive and we continue to take this seriously. Our role in all of this is a big one and you can count on us to be a part in our economic recovery post-Covid-19,” CEO Selorm Adadevoh indicated during a virtual engagement on Thursday on the importance of re-strategizing to remain competitive post-COVID 19.

According to Mr. Adadevoh, his outfit is primarily bent on ensuring that businesses enjoy a network that is resilient, a network that’s available so people can work from wherever they want.

He believes together with interventions and contributions made thus far in the era of the pandemic, they can help the country to recover from the current slump in GDP which is necessary for the economy to be back on its feet.

Speaking on how busineses can recover and enjoy growth in the midst of the Covid-19, the MTN Ghana CEO recommended the embrace of digitization.

He said now more than ever, businesses must adapt to the digital transformation that has been fueled by the pandemic in order to keep up and stay in operation.

Mr. Adadevoh insists that by so doing, businesses will continue to offer their services to customers to avoid collapse while capitalizing on the numerous opportunities to make profit to expand.

“Digital transformation has come to stay. It has been accelerated by a number of years and the companies that respond positively to digital transformation will continue to maintain their relevance in the coming years,” the leader of the communications network company remarked.

Mr. Selorm Adadevoh also advised businesses and companies to make the health and well-being of their employees a priority. He said due to the new trends being adopted, not all employees may be up for it but will need help to stay healthy to execute the assigned work.

The MTN Ghana CEO further charged businesses and companies to restructure to ensure that they can minimize costs in areas where they don’t need to spend.

He said once that is done and businesses grow by making more profit, the ripple effect will contribute to the recovery of the economy.