MTN Ghana has partnered the Ghana Prison Service in its “Effiase” project, an initiative to raise funds to improve upon the existing conditions of prisons across the country.
Project “Effiase” is an initiative by the Prisons Council to draw attention to the plight of the Prison system in the country and also to call on civil society, faith-based organizations, companies, philanthropists and the general public, to support government’s efforts to improve the conditions of prisons across the country.
Madam Cynthia Lumor of MTN
As part of the fund mobilization, MTN Mobile Money has partnered with the Ghana Prisons Service to create a code on its General Payment platform with the name “prisons” to facilitate donations to the Ghana Prison Trust Fund to support the initiative.
To donate to the Prisons Trust Fund using the MTN Mobile Money platform, registered MTN Mobile Money subscribers can access the Prison option under the General Payment menu and enter any amount they wish to donate.
Alternatively, registered Mobile Money subscribers, who do not have the Mobile money transaction menu on their phones can dial *170# and access the General Payment menu for successful transfer of funds.
All donors will receive SMS confirmation to show their transaction is successful. Donors can also make payments at any MTN Service Center nationwide.
Speaking on the partnership with the Prisons Service, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor said MTN is happy to use its platform to mobilize funds to support the Prisons project.
MTN Mobile Money has about 2.5 million active subscribers in Ghana with over 19,500 merchants in the country. This makes it easier for the mobilization of funds from the public to support any project in Ghana.