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Topremang students visit MTN

Students of the Topremang Salvation Army Basic School in the Eastern region have paid a familiarization visit to MTN Ghana at the head office, Ridge Towers. The students, numbering 40 were accompanied by six teaching staff. 

Mrs. Alberta Fiamor, the Senior Manager of MTN Employee & Industrial Relations welcomed the students, and after that they were taken through the brief background of MTN Ghana, MTN Ghana Foundation’s investments in communities, MTN’s engagement activities, and developments within the industry, among others. The students were tested on these areas and those who excelled went home with various prizes.

Mr. Osae Darko, a staff and leader of the delegation expressed their satisfaction to MTN for their readiness to always honor the school’s request to pay a visit to MTN.

“Not only have we been educated on what MTN is doing, but we have also been educated on the broader telecoms industry in Ghana”, he said. The students and staff also expressed their gratitude to MTN for the souvenirs given to them.

The visit was facilitated by Abdul-Fatawu Alhassan and Nana Adjei-Perbi of the Corporate Services Division who did the presentations in turn to the students. These visits afford MTN the opportunity to foster good relations with communities while at the same time helping to educate the school children on developments within the telecommunication landscape.


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