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New MTN Ghana CEO calls on President Mills

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The Metropolitan Telecommunications Network (MTN) Ghana, on Monday said it would continue to work with the Government of Ghana and participate fully in relevant policy and legislative issues.

It is also poised to improve standard of living in its host communities through the MTN Ghana Foundation and investment in telecommunication technology.

Mr Michael Ikpoki, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, announced the drive when he paid a courtesy call on President John Evans Atta Mills at the Government House, in Osu, Accra, on Monday to formally introduce himself to the President.

Until his new appointment, Mr Ikpoki was the Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria, having risen through the ranks since 2001, starting with the position of Regulatory Advisor.

According to the CEO of MTN, the company presently has an investment of over one billion dollars in Ghana, and had recently installed a $90 million sea fibre optic in Accra to link Ghana to Europe and the Americas.

The MTN Ghana is also engaged in international job rotations for its Ghanaian staff, and has over 120,000 points of selling MTN products.

Mr Ikpoki said the MTN would also continue with its social responsibility programmes.

President Mills assured the company that Government would continue to provide the enabling environment for the growth of business and investment.

He urged business entities to reciprocate the gesture of government by operating within the country’s laws and pay their taxes.

President Mills assured investors of good returns on their investment, adding Government would cooperate with them for the success of their businesses.

Source: GNA

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