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13.01.2010 Business & Finance

MTN locates West and Central Africa office in Ghana

By myjoyonline
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MTN has confirmed that the Head office of the West and Central Africa region is to be located in Ghana.

The West and Central Africa (WECA) office comprises of 9 operating
units including Nigeria, Benin, Cote D'Ivoire Liberia, Cameroun, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Congo Brazzaville and Ghana.

Corporate Service Executive of MTN Ghana, Mawuena Dumor indicated that Ghana was chosen because of its friendly business environment among other things. The headquarters will be the administrative hub of the 9 countries that constitute the WECA region.

“The establishment of the office in Ghana provides enormous benefits not only to our business but to the country and we are excited to be hosting it”, Ms Dumor said.

The benefits include leveraging economies of scale in respect of supply of telecoms infrastructure across the region which will have positive implications for the national agenda to make Ghana the gateway to West Africa. It will also create opportunities to apply Ghanaian knowledge, expertise and experience to other MTN operating units' technical and stakeholder engagement initiatives. Ghana has been recognized at the MTN Group level for execution excellence in Marketing and Social Responsibility. Indeed the Ghana OU continues to support knowledge sharing in these key areas of the business.

There are three Regional Offices within the MTN Group. They are South East Africa (SEA), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the West and Central Africa (WECA) Regions. The WECA office is managed by the Vice President for the region, Mr Christian De Faria
and will be located in the company's head office in Accra.

About MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN". As at 30 September 2009, MTN recorded 108 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East.

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