MTN, Samsung present 500 phones to support contact tracing activities 

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MTN Ghana has partnered Samsung Ghana to present 500 Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Smartphones to support government and the Ghana Health Services as they lead the fight against COVID-19 through enhanced Contact Tracing.

The phones come with 500 MTN SIM cards and a total of 3,000GB data.  Each of the phones will be loaded with 500MB data every month for a period of 6 months.

The presentation was made by representatives of Samsung Electronics West Africa and MTN Ghana.  The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP), and Chief Director of the Ministry, Mrs. Mamle Andrews, received the items at the Ministry of Information premises after a brief ceremony organised to hand over the devices.

Speaking at the ceremony, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Ghana, Eugene Nahm said: “As COVID-19 continues to make its way across the country, our thoughts are with the people of Ghana. We are therefore happy to provide these resources to support government and health officials in the fight against this global pandemic. We believe that all companies should unite to work together with the country’s leaders and corporates now more than ever”.

In her address, the Senior Manager-Consumer Marketing at MTN, Nana Asantewaa Amegashie, expressed her excitement over the opportunity. She said: “The partnership with Samsung has presented another opportunity to MTN to commit more resources to the fight against COVID-19. This presentation of the data package and SIM cards is an addition to free online access to over 200 educational websites to support online studies. It also adds to MTN Foundation’s commitment to provide GH¢5million worth of medical supplies to support government’s efforts at fighting the disease”.

The Minister for Information expressed his appreciation to Samsung and MTN Ghana for the very noble gesture that will help in the fight against COVID-19.

Again, the presentation to the Ministry of Information also follows one made to the Noguchi Memorial Institute a few weeks ago to support the Institute in meeting the growing demand for records-taking, storage and management of essential COVID-19 data. The presentation to Noguchi comprised one Dell Server, five HP laptops and accessories, five headsets, a Black and White Printer, a Colour Printer and two all-in-one Lenovo desktop computers.

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