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22.03.2007 General News

Kasapa Supports Kofi Annan Peace Centre

By Charles Apenyedu

Hutchison Telecom, operators of Kasapa Mobile phone services has donated 80 of its Homework phones and top-up cards, worth ¢110 million, to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).

The donation forms part of the company’s social responsibility towards the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security, according to Sales Manager of Hutchison Telecom, Mr. Benjamin Akushie, who presented the items to the centre on Friday.

He noted that the maintenance of peace is key to the socio-economic development of every nation and the improvement of businesses within it.

He acknowledged the important role played by KAIPTC saying it had contributed greatly to the training of peacekeeping personnel across Africa and beyond.

'It is against this background that we are making this important donation to the centre because without peace, we cannot even use our mobile phones to talk and carry on with our work,' he added.

The Deputy Commandant of the KAIPTC, Commander Albert Addison who received the items described the gesture as a good one, adding that the donation will go a long way to advance the activities and operations of the training centre.

He was happy that a Ghanaian Company had involved itself in the welfare of the centre and urged Ghanaians not to depend on external donors for help all the time.

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