The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh says the company has impacted the lives of over 20 million Ghanaians in various ways with their innovative services.
He made this known during the MTN Ghana Book Launch on March 3 at the MTN House, Ridge, Accra. The title of the book, ‘Telephone Conversations: A History of Telecommunication Economics and MTN in Ghana.’
Mr Adadevoh noted that through their business activities, it is estimated that the company is directly and indirectly responsible for about 500,000 sustainable jobs in the country.
He stated that the challenges they’ve gone through over the years, the experiences, successes and triumphs are the reasons the idea of the book was birthed. "And the choice of the author, Ivor Agyemang – Duah was based on the reason that he is an individual who has experience in preserving institutional memory."
"The close to 300 page book focuses on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its impact on Ghanaians, the transformative effects of telecoms in the growth of the Ghanaian economy and on the developmental contributions in urban and rural communities among others," Mr Adadevoh noted.
He continued, “I will like to reiterate MTN’s commitment to continue to play a significant role in Ghana’s development. While we are part of Ghana’s history, we believe we are fundamentally part of the history of Ghana.”
The author of the book, Ivor Agyemang – Duah on what inspired him, said he was asked to write a proposal for a book in finding out the role of telecommunications in the economic growth of this country as well as MTN’s presence in Ghana in the last two decades.
According to him, with strong interest in history and historical analysis enable him write the book. "It’s good that it’s finally out. It took a lot of hard work and it’s very nice to see the outcome of such works.”
The Board Chairman of MTN Ghana, Mr. Ishmael Yamson in his remark indicated that MTN has led the transformation of the telecommunication industry in Ghana.
"We will continue to be a great part of the future of this country," he emphasised.