MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider has supported the 2018 Hajj programme with donations and refurbishment to the tune of GH¢144,000.
MTN Ghana donated smart phones, airtime and souvenirs to the Hajj Board at a brief ceremony held at the Hajj Village in Accra. In addition to the presentation of the items for this year’s Hajj, MTN has also refurbished thelodging area of the Accra Hajj Village which accommodates over 500 pilgrims. The renovation consisted of the replacement of old and worn out tent covering the lodging areawith a new one.
Also, as part of initiatives to support and provide seamless services for Hajj pilgrims, MTN has set up Mobile Money stands at the Hajj villages in Accra and Tamale. This is to enable pilgrims have fast access to secure and convenient money transfer services. MTN Prepaid and Postpaid customers roaming in Saudi Arabia will roam on Mobilynetwork without dialing any USSD code to make or receive calls. Pilgrims can also access the MTN “Hajj Offer” on short code *5090#to enjoy discounts on outgoing calls, SMS and data.
Speaking at the Hajj Village to hand over the items to the Chairman of the Hajj Board, the General Manager for Sales and Distribution at MTN, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed reiterated MTN’s commitment to supporting the activities of Muslim pilgrims and the Hajj Board. He said, “Hajj is a special religious journey in the life of every Muslim and MTN’s support to the Hajj Board is aimed at providing seamless services for the pilgrims that will embark on the journey. It is our hope that the donation and refurbishmentwill help make this year’s pilgrimage a great success.”
Mr. Abubakar expressed MTN’s gratitude to the Muslim community, especially the National Hajj Board for partnering with MTN over the past years to design offers that give pilgrims the opportunity to stay connected with family and friends whilst in Mecca.
Receiving the presentation, Sheikh I.C Quaye, Chairman of the National Hajj Board, expressed his appreciation to the leadership of MTN for their commitment to support the Hajj Board and Muslim community in diverse ways.
MTN has been supportive to the Muslim community over the years. In 2017 MTN Ghana refurbished the lodging area by tiling the floor at a cost of GHc200, 000 and also donated devices and airtime worth over GHc 30,000.00. Over the past 11 years, MTN Ghana has consistently donated cash, food items, drinks and airtime to the National Chief Imam during the celebration of the Eidul Fitr festival and also supported the organization of Sallafest in Nima and Accra Newtown.As part of this year’s EidulFitr celebrations,MTN made a presentation to the National Chief Imam, as well as Regional Chief Imams in Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale.
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MTN Ghana is the market leader in the increasingly competitive mobile telecommunications industry in Ghana, offering subscribers a range of exciting options under Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go Services. The company has committed itself to delivering reliable and innovative services that provide value for subscribers in Ghana’s telecommunications market. Since its entry into Ghana in 2006, MTN has continuously invested in expanding and modernizing its network in order to offer superior services to a broad expanse of the nation. Total network investments from 2006-2017 are about $3.615 Billion. MTN has the widest network coverage across Ghana. With the commercial launch of 4G LTE services, MTN became the only mobile operator providing 4G services in all regional capitals and large cities. The company has also built three modern switch and data centres to deliver stable, reliable, efficient and robust Telecom and Data Services to customers.
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Mr. Abubakar Mohammed, General Manager Mtn Sales And Distribution In A Group Picture With I.c Quaye, The Chairman Of National Hajj Board And Some Staff Of Mtn And National Hajj Board
Mr Abubakar Mohammed, General Manager Mtn Sales And Distribution Presenting The Items To Dr Abubakar Sadiq A Member Of The Hajj Board