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30.10.2007 Business & Finance

OneTouch Supports National Orientation

By Daily Guide

ONETOUCH, a subsidiary of Ghana Telecom, has presented a ¢500 million (GH¢50,000) sponsorship package to the Ministry of Information and National Orientation.

The sponsorship package was to enable the ministry enhance its sensitization programme built under the five pillars of the National Orientation Concept.

The National Orientation Concept, which was launched in August this year, had five main pillars aimed at changing the attitude of the citizenry toward patriotism and the spirit of 'Ghana first', 'positive and can do it attitude', 'productive and accountability', 'dedication and discipline'.

Presenting the cheque to Oboshie Sai-Cofie, the Minister of Information, Philip Sowah, Chief Officer of OneTouch, promised his company's support toward the national orientation agenda.

According to him, OneTouch, which had the slogan, 'Proud to be Ghanaian', shared the vision of the ministry and was happy to learn that its first pillar was the same as OneTouch's slogan.

He pointed out that it was about time Ghanaians changed their attitude toward time, enhanced customer service and patronize made in Ghana products.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation expressed her ministry's appreciation to the management of OneTouch for being the first to respond to the ministry's request for assistance toward educating the citizenry on the essential aspects of nationhood.

National orientation, according to the minister, was very crucial to the nation's survival as any stride in the socio-economic development of the state depended on the attitude of the citizenry.

The support would help the ministry ­­­prepare comprehensive campaign programmes such as documentaries for radio and television.

The Deputy Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Frank Agyekum, called on other corporate bodies and individuals to emulate the good example of OneTouch by assisting the ministry to promote the National Orientation Concept among Ghanaians.

By Emelia Ennin