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MTN Inaugurates ICT Centre At Techimantia
Posted on: 06-Aug-2012         Source: dailyguideghana.com
The MTN Ghana Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has inaugurate an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Center of Learning at Techimantia in the Brong Ahafo region at a cost of $100,000.00.

The ICT centre is furnished with 22 desktop computers, one laptop, a projector, colour printer, photocopier, scanner and digital camera along with the requisite furniture.

Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive of MTN, in a speech during the inauguration of the ICT Centre, said MTN acknowledges Brong Ahafo as one of the key regions for the business of MTN.

She expressed her gratitude to UNDP for partnering MTN to successfully complete and hand over three of the 10 ICT Centres.

“This initiative is in support of efforts to bridge the digital divide between the served and underserved communities and also to support the implementation of the mandatory ICT component of the new Educational Reform.

“MTN believes it is important to empower the youth through various avenues like education, health, sports and quality entertainment and the provision of ICT facilities will greatly enhance this” she added.

The UNDP Partnerships Advisor, Frederick Ampiah urged the chiefs and people of Techimantia, especially the committee with oversight responsibility for the Centre, to maintain the facility.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Tano South, Bukari Anaba-Zakaria, commended MTN and UNDP for investing in such an importance project to the benefit of the people in the district.

He said “the burden of the government would be reduced if all other corporate organizations emulate the good efforts of MTN and UNDP”.

The Techiman ICT Centre is expected to serve about 43 schools in the Tano South District.

About 30 of these schools form the Techiman and Dermaa cluster of schools. Businesses in and around Techimantia will also benefit from the ICT Centre.

The first of the 10 ICTs was inaugurated by Rt. Hon Paul Boateng, a patron of the MTN Ghana Foundation, at Ningo in the Greater Accra region in August 2011.

This was followed by that of Nyinahin in the Ashanti region in September 2011. The 10 ICT projects are estimated at a cost of $1,000,000.00.

The commissioning of the Techimantia ICT Centre formed part of Suncity fest celebration in the Brong Ahafo region.

Suncity fest is part of MTN’s strategy to engage subscribers and all other stakeholders of the business at the regional level to strengthen its existing relationship with them and also bring the brand closer to them.

Aside the inauguration of the ICT Centre, a newly constructed 30-bed male and female ward was also handed over to the Sene Government Hospital as part of efforts by MTN Ghana Foundation to promote quality health delivery nationwide.

A Business Desk Report