MTN Ghana, in partnership with Samsung Ghana, has presented 500 Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Smartphones to the government.
The donation is to support Ghana Health Services in its enhanced contact tracing efforts as part of measures to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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 six months.
Speaking at a short ceremony to present the phones, the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Ghana, Eugene Nahm, said the company was happy to provide the resources to support government and health officials in the fight against the pandemic. “We believe that all companies in Ghana should unite and work together with the country’s leaders now more than ever,” he added.
For her part, the Senior Manager of Consumer Marketing at MTN, Nana Asantewaa Amegashie, said the partnership has presented another opportunity to MTN to commit more resources to the fight against COVID-19.
“This presentation of the data package and the 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 5 million Cedis worth of medical supplies to support government’s efforts at fighting the disease,” she stated.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mamle Andrews, who received the items on behalf of government, expressed appreciation to Samsung and MTN Ghana for the gesture saying it will go a long way to help in the fight against COVID-19.