Ghana’s biggest telecommunication giant, MTN, has donated some assorted items to the Muslim community in Kumasi, ahead of the celebration of this year’s Eid ul-Fitr.
The telco presented bags of rice, cartons of vegetable oil, boxes of mineral water, packs of soft drinks, a ram, airtime all worth GHC5,000 to the office of the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam to aid in the celebration of the Eid ul-Fitr.
Speaking during the presentation of the items, Simon Amoh, Senior Manager, General Trade, Northern Ghana, extended season greetings from staff and management of MTN to all Muslims in the country.
He explained that the motive behind the donation was to share in the celebration of the Eid ul-Fitr and also to strengthen the relationship between his outfit and the Muslim community.
“MTN as a company tries at any point in time to establish positive relationships in all segments of our communities and our customers…and this donation is a firm commitment and conviction that we have positive relationships with the Muslim people and that is why these things are done”, explained Mr Amoh.
MTN Ghana has over the years extended its support to the Muslim community in various ways such as the annual donation to National Chief Iman, Regional Chief Imams in Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale.
“We have something in place already when people are going to Hajj we are the telecom company that gives SIM Cards to be able to ensure they roam at a reduced cost and stay in touch with their people”, Mr Amoh stated expressing MTN’s continuous support to the Hajj Board with their products to facilitate their work.
Ustaz Ahmed Seidu, personal secretary to the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, thanked MTN for the donation, adding that the company has made it a point and duty to support the Imam and fellow Muslims and that they [Muslims] were grateful.
Ustaz, who is also the chairman of the Eid planning committee prayed for Allah’s blessings on the staff of MTN and urged all Muslims in the country to ensure that there’s peace during and after the celebration of the festival.
Source: Daily Mail GH