25.01.2008 Sports News

MTN takes the less privileged to Stadium

By Ghanaian Chronicle
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In its quest to make the Africa Cup of Nations a memorable occasion for everybody especially, the physically challenged, MTN has presented 600 match tickets to the Association of Sports for the disabled and the Ghana Society for the physically disabled.

At the presentation ceremony in Accra yesterday which attracted one of MTN soccer ambassadors, Stephen Appiah, MTN's Corporate Services Executive Mawuena Dumor pointed out that “Today, we are formally extending our passion for football to the underprivileged and we invite them to join in celebration African football.”

The gesture was extended to two groups; the Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled and the Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled which forms part of the Telecommunication company's larger initiative that will enable several other people have access of the games.

In all, MTN provided 120 match tickets apiece to the two groups as well as 360 tickets to deprived people in collaboration with selected radio stations in the Accra Metropolis

Miss Mawuena indicated that her outfit is passionate about its vision to positively impact the lives of people in its communities and they will intervene through projects in two areas namely Education and Health saying “This is why MTN is happy to partner with UNICEF through CAF to provide quality education for children.”

According to her, the MTN Foundation, officially launched last November in Accra, Tamale and Sunyani is a vehicle through which MTN implements its corporate social responsibility program.

“We are committed to the development of football in Accra and this commitment has been expressed through our support for the Black Stars, the sponsorship of the ongoing MTN Africa Cup of Nations and our sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup which will be held in South Africa,” she noted.

Miss Mawuena wished the Stars well and expressed the hope that come February 10, the team will lift the trophy for the fifth time.

Mr Francis Kpesenu of the National Sports Council(NSC), who stood in for the Chief Executive of the NSC, Prince Oduro-Mensah urged officials of the recipients to esteem fairness in the distribution of the tickets among its members.

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