MTN Ghana has given the Ghana Police Service’s Depot School in Tesano, Accra, a 24-unit classroom block. A Nursery and Kindergarten, a Primary School Department, and a Junior High School Department serve a student population of around 2,500 within the GHS 3.4 million complexes.
“Our enthusiasm for taking on this project was motivated by our understanding that the school has been running from a colonial, weak, and decaying edifice with no good washroom facilities, library, or ICT laboratory,” MTN Ghana CEO Selorm Adadevoh stated at the occasion. I’m honored to be here today to present the Ghana Police Force with this 24-unit classroom block.
It’s reassuring to know that an 18-month investment of time, finances, and effort has resulted in the construction of this lovely new classroom complex for the Police Depot School,” Selorm Adadevoh stated.
The new building will relieve the present strain on the school and its catchment region, as well as provide a more pleasant teaching and learning environment,” he added.
“The MTN Ghana Foundation was founded with the objective to improve the quality of people’s lives through life-enriching and sustainable corporate social responsibility interventions in communities where MTN operates,” said Prof. Franklyn Manu, Board Chairman of the MTN Ghana Foundation.
This project exemplifies what we set out to achieve as a Foundation: identify socio-economic concerns that influence our society and then collaborate with relevant parties to create long-term solutions.”
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communication and Digitalization, delivered the keynote message on behalf of the President, praising MTN Ghana for doing an outstanding job of creating a secure environment for teaching and learning. She urged the students to take their classes seriously, particularly ICT, because it will provide them with access to a greater range of opportunities in Ghana and around the world.
MTN Ghana was commended by Commissioner of Police, Alex Mensah, Director General Technical of the Ghana Police for constructing such a great facility for the school on his own. “To MTN, all we can say is, ‘More is thy due than all can pay,’ as it says in Macbeth. “We are grateful and will always be grateful to you whenever we enter this edifice,” said COP Mensah.
The South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Madam Grace Jeanette Mason, Deputy Minister of Education, John Ntim Fordjour, Board Chairman of the NCA, and Mr. Isaac Emmil Osei-Bonsu, Director General of the NCA were among the dignitaries that attended the ceremony. Honorable Darkoa Newman, Municipal Director for Education Cynthia Obuni and other Directors of Education, Officials of the Ghana Police Service and the Police Training School, School Authorities, PTA Members, Pupils and Students of Ghana Police School, Joe Anokye, CEO of the Ghana Telecoms Chamber, Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, MP for Okaikwei South Constituency, Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, MP for Okaikwei South Constituency, Dr.
MTN’s dignitaries included Prof Franklyn Manu, Board Chairman of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Mrs. Nabila Williams, Board member of the MTN Ghana Foundation, and various MTN officers and workers.
The MTN Ghana Foundation has funded USD 15 million in over 158 important initiatives in the fields of education, health, and economic empowerment since its inception in 2007, affecting an estimated 4 million people directly and many more indirectly.
The MTN Ghana Foundation has three main areas of interest. One of them is education. The Foundation has invested in 87 education projects, including an ultra-modern Technology Laboratory for the Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA), ICT Centers for Takoradi Technical Institute, Koforidua Technical University, Bonsu Agricultural University, and the University of Ghana’s Assistive Technology Unit, a boys’ dormitory block for Akropong School for the Blind, and a six-unit classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium Schoo Under the Bright Scholarship program, the Foundation has granted over 1000 scholarships to deserving and bright students around the country.