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31.10.2008 Business & Finance

MTN Sets Up Training Facility

MTN, a telecommunications service provider in the country, has launched the MTN Academy, a human resource development project to improve the company's human resource base.

The organisation with its regional headquarters in Accra will run capacity building programmes for employees of the company across West and Central Africa.

According to the company, it will focus on four key competent areas, which include leadership, management and behavioural skills, business acumen, sales marketing and customer service programmes and technology systems.

Speaking at the launch of the Academy in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Mr Brett Goschen, said the company was committed to develop, improve and increase its human resource base with the appropriate skills to meet the changing demands of the communication industry.

“As a large employer, MTN is constantly looking for new ways to ensure that its employees have the appropriate skills developed to meet the demands of a changing environment”, he stated.

The services at the academy will include classroom sessions, graduate development programmes, participation in global accreditation , executive development sessions at international business schools, as well as through action learning assignments.

The Minister for Manpower, Youth & Employment, Nana Akomeah, assured the management of the company of the government's commitment to deepen the enabling environment for businesses to thrive efficiently.

According to him, MTN paid more than $50 million in taxes to the government last year.

The Corporate Service Executive of MTN, Ms Mawuena Dumor said the initiative was specifically for MTN employees but the opportunity would be created for other people to also benefit from their skill.

Story by Edward Turkson