MTN Group CEO, Ralph Mupita, paid a day’s working visit to Ghana specifically MTN’s commitment to the socio-economic development of Ghana and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.
He was accompanied by the Chairman of MTN Group, Mcebisi Jonas, Group Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Chika Ekeji, and Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, Nompilo Morafo.
As part of the visit, Ralph Mupita and the team from MTN Group together with the MTN Ghana team led by the CEO, Selorm Adadevoh first met with South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Grace Janet Mason before going on to hold separate engagements at the Bank of Ghana, the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization, the Ministry of Finance and finally the MTN Ghana Board of Directors.
Key areas of discussions were updates on key strategic projects including localization and ICT development initiatives such as the Girls in ICT project (to which MTN has committed GHS10 million spread over 3 years), the ICT Hub Project (which is in early stages) and discussions on a project that seeks to position Ghana as the center of ICT for the continent.
Ralph Mupita reiterated MTN’s commitment to support Government’s development initiatives and reaffirmed Ghana as a key market for the MTN Group. “Ghana remains a key market for us as a Group, and we are keen on demonstrating our commitment to the progress of the country through meaningful partnerships with our relevant key stakeholders” he said.
Ralph Mupita had a separate engagement with a select number of journalists in Accra to share his views on current technological developments in Africa and MTN’s strategy and commitment to the Ghana market.
He expressed the company’s commitment to investing in the network, saying the Ghana business’ performance over the years was a result of sustained investment in the business, adding that MTN Ghana is a “jewel in the crown” of the Group.
The Group CEO also had the opportunity to share insights on MTN’s outlook towards its strategic vision, Ambition 2025.
The visit to Ghana is Ralph’s fourth since he assumed office as Group CEO and President in 2020. The stakeholder engagements are part of his commitment to fostering cordial working relationships and to better understanding areas of collaboration between MTN, the private sector and the Government’s in the markets where MTN operates.