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11.03.2009 Education

Nana Nketsia Education Foundation Gets Help

By Clement Adzei Boye, Essikado -
Nana Nketsia Education Foundation Gets Help

Vodafone Ghana, operators of Ghana Telecom (GT), has presented a cheque for GH¢3,000 to the Nana Kobina Nketsia IV Educational Foundation at a ceremony held here.

The gesture formed part of the visit of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone, Mr David Venn, to the Western Region and was also to demonstrate the company's commitment to its social responsibilities.

The foundation which would be launched soon by the Essikadohen has the objective to share the benefits of development in mobile communication technology and supporting local communities.

“An initial investment of GH¢200,000 has already been made for this exercise and we shall be advertising for proposals from the public,” Mr Venn told the Omanhen of Essikado traditional area, after presenting the cheque.

Vodafone Ghana, he said, would assist the Omanhene to alleviate poverty and improve the social and economic lives of people in the Essikado traditional area.

Mr Venn said that Vodafone had deployed community SIM phone booths in rural and peri-urban communities across the country.

“We have also installed several of these phones in some second cycle schools to facilitate easy communication between students and parents, he added.

“We intend to expand our operations in the Western Region to ensure that the people enjoy unparalled and uninterrupted telecommunication services” he said.

Nana Nketsia applauded Vodafone for its gesture and contribution to education in the region.

He was also happy that Vodafone had injected capital into the development of particularly, the rural areas.

He hoped that the donation would boost the relationship between Ghana and the United Kingdom.