15 July 2017

MTN Group Board members visits Vice President

A delegation of 25 MTN Group Board Members, Senior Executives and supporting staff have paid a courtesy call on the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. MahamuduBawumia.

The visit according to the delegation is to deepen relationships between MTN and its stakeholders as the company accelerate growth in the digital space.

Introducing the delegation, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana,Mr. Ebenezer Twum Asante said “as a further commitment to the importance of MTN Ghana’s business, the entire MTN Group Board is in Ghana to deliberate about the business, look at the strategy to grow the business and further support Ghana’s operations.”

On his part, the MTN Group Chairman, Mr. PhuthumaNhleko,expressed MTN’s continuous interest inpartneringas it rolls outdigital projects.

“It will be impossible to operate as a business without government’s support. As our operations become more complex, MTN will require government’s support to sustain its business growth,” he said.

Mr. Nhlekolauded government for creating a sustainable business environment for businesses and reiterated MTN’s intentions to continue investing inits network infrastructure to provide business and residential customers with good quality of service.

He also touted the upcoming indigenization of 35% of MTN shares as manifestation of long term commitment to Ghana.

MTN Group President and CEO, Mr. Rob Shuter,spoke about MTN’s focus on expandingdigitization and financial inclusion in Ghana.

Welcoming the delegation, the Vice President, Dr. MahamuduBawumiacommended MTN for its leading role in Ghana’s telecommunications and economic landscape.He also reiterated government’s commitment to support MTN’s business and form partnerships for sustainable development.

“Government is determined to keep the exchange rate relatively stable, formalize the economy, create a digital economy with the national identification document for all eligible Ghanaians, create a payment system to encourage the financial inclusion agenda and maintain interoperability between banks and telcos”.

“I am hopeful that by November 2017, the interoperability platform will enhance seamless transaction between banks and telcos to reach the unbanked,” he added.

Other members present at the meeting were Karl Toriola, Vice President for West and Central Africa MTN Group, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive,Mr. Samuel Koranteng Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Adwoa A. Arthur, Manager Regulatory Affairs, all from MTN Ghana.

By: Leticia Ohene-Asiedu

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