Ghana’s leading mobile telecoms company, MTN has supported two state media organizations, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, MTN Ghana said it had presented two cheques amounting to GH¢42,114. The GNA received GH¢30,114 and the GBC received GH¢12,000. The GNA received the support to refurbish its newsroom and the GBC received the amount in support of its 75th anniversary celebration.
According to the release, the donation to the GNA was in response to an appeal made to MTN by Communication Workers Union (CWU) of the organization to help improve the newsroom for the GNA. MTN responded by transforming the news agency’s newsroom into an ultra-modern facility within weeks, it said.
This is not the first time that MTN was assisting the GNA. According to Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN, “During the 2008 Election period, MTN took the responsibility of training journalists of this institution to build their capacity for effective and efficient reportage.” She also recounted the company’s support to sponsoring the participation of some GNA staff in the ITU-Telecoms World Conference which was held in South Africa in 2008.
Presenting the cheque to GBC, Mrs. Trebarh commended the organization for their professional service to the nation for the last 75 years which according to her is a manifestation of their true commitment to serving the nation.
She praised staff and management of GBC for their “unalloyed endurance, servitude, professionalism and above all patriotism to the nation,” the release said.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi