EASTERN REGION GETS GHC 1,140,397.21 BENEFITS FROM MTN

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As part of the Cooperate Social Responsibility of MTN-Ghana, Eastern Region has being a beneficiary of  a total of GHC 1,140,397.21.

This was disclosed in a media briefing with a cross section of journalists in the Eastern Region on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Koforidua, by the Cooperate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr Sam Koranteng.


A cross-section of journalists in the Eastern Region

According to him, the amount was used to construct a two-storey dormitory block,an ICT centre furnished with 20 customized computer sets for the School for the Blind at Akropong Akuapem, a six-unit classroom block at Kodjonya and Asempaneye, an ultra modern ICT centre at Kpong and other construction works at the Atua and Kwahu government hospitals.

Mr Koranteng added that, MTN is committed to improving the lives of many people especially in the area of education, health and small and medium enterprises, in Eastern Region.

The Cooperate Services Executive said apart from that, there was a component for the upgrading of journalists through the super high way programme, that gives scholarship bursaries to journalists for international trainings and workshops.

A cross-section of journalists in the Eastern Region

He said although MTN is a profit making organization, it had set up the MTN foundation, which solely deals with charity.

On his part, the South – East ( Accra, Volta, Eastern) Mobile money (Momo) implementation manager of MTN, Mr Eric Yeboah Asiamah, urged Ghanaians to be extra careful of fraudsters when it comes mobile money.
According to him, they realized that a lot of people have fallen victim of such scandalous act.

“Every customer is free to call our customer care line if they doubt a call received from these people to find out whether the call is from MTN or not. 
In as much as we know how they operate, they still keep on duping people of their hard earned money. They mostly call people and say they have mistakenly sent money to them and ask them to send the money back. Some go to the extent of crying which is pretence to make you feel sorry for them. So if care is not taken, you will fall prey of their dubious act and later end up crying” he reveled.

The mobile money implementation manager furthered on to urge the general public not to meet people who call claiming they are from MTN half way to redeem a prize they claim they have won.

“If someone wins an award from MTN, the person will be called to come to the MTN office. It’s very important to change your pin codes often because friends and close relatives can secretly steal your pin code and withdraw money from your mobile money wallet” he said.

By: Oheneba Kwabenah Yeboah/Sokynewsgh.com

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