MTN hands over 24-unit classroom block to Police Depot School

MTN hands over 24-unit classroom block to Police Depot School

MTN Ghana has handed over a 24-unit classroom block project to the Tesano Police Depot School located in the Okaikwei North Municipality to replace not only an already dilapidated structure but also enhance teaching and learning.

The 24-unit classroom project, worth GH¢3.4million, contains a nursery and kindergarten block, primary, and junior high school departments which has the capacity to accommodate a population of approximately 2,500 people.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh indicated that the new project will provide a conducive learning environment for the students, adding that, what will interest the organization is to see the 24-unit project impact the lives of the students.

“The new facility will ease the current pressure in the school and catchment area and will provide a more comfortable environment for teaching and learning. What will bring even more pride to us at MTN is if we see a massive improvement in the results of the children and their general wellbeing as a result of this investment,” he said.

Mr. Adadevoh noted that the project formed part of the organization’s commitment to impact the lives of people in various communities and expressed MTN’s appreciation to its customers for their loyalty to the brand services for the past 25 years.

“It would interest you to know that this handing over ceremony is happening in a year that coincides with MTN Ghana’s 25th anniversary celebration. This fits in perfectly as we say thank you to our cherished customers and partners for their support and loyalty throughout our 25-year journey. It is also a time to deliver on our role in supporting the communities within which we operate through corporate social investments, and this school is representative of that,” he said.

The CEO noted that the MTN Ghana Foundation has invested over US$15 million into 158 projects with 85 projects under the education portfolio. With youth accounting for over 60 percent of Ghana’s population, Mr. Adadevoh said that MTN Ghana hopes to complement government’s efforts in ensuring that education is accessible to every Ghanaian of school-going age.

On his part, Board Chairman for MTN Ghana Foundation, Professor Franklin Manu, advised all stakeholders of the school to adopt good maintenance culture to enhance the longevity of the facility.

“Maintenance is important in the life of every infrastructural facility. Good maintenance determines the life span of facilities such as this 24-unit classroom block. As we hand over the facility to the Ghana Police service education system, I would like to take the opportunity to urge management to follow through the maintenance plan that has been designed for this building,” he said.

He said MTN as part of its 25th anniversary is investing in some legacy projects which include a GH¢9 million 60-bed maternity and neonatal centers for the Keta Municipal Hospital, and a GH¢1.2 million robotic labs for the Manfe Girls Senior High School. He said preparation for the robotic class falls in line with the digital agenda as a company.

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