Tigo Ghana commissions hospital unit
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 17, 2012, 8:13 a.m.
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
The General Manager of Tigo Ghana, Adil El Youssefi has reiterated Tigo’s commitment to support the relevant stakeholders with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes that would help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 by the set date of 2015. According to him, Tigo, Ghana’s premier telecommunication service provider, will, as part of its Corporate Social Initiatives, continue to support the relevant stakeholders to achieve these objectives by responding positively to their calls.
El-Youssefi made this known at a commissioning and hand over of a newly-constructed Reproductive and Child Care Unit at the Atwima Mponua Hospital in the Ashanti Region.
According to report prior to the intervention of Tigo Ghana, the people of Nyinahin and surrounding communities lacked a suitable health facility for good health care delivery. Patients, particularly nursing mothers and pregnant women, received care under trees. With the construction of the new unit, the people of Nyinahin and its environs, especially women and children can now, in the words of El Youssefi, "have a lasting smile during each visit to the health centre.’’
Additionally, Tigo donated some health equipment and BlackBerry phones to the hospital to facilitate quality health care delivery.
The District Chief Executive of Atwima Mponua, Theresa Adomako-Tawiah, commended Tigo Ghana for the support and advised members to the community to seek early health care in order to avoid any complications. The construction of this new facility for Nyinahin and its surrounding areas is the latest among Tigo’s numerous child-centred CSR interventions spread across Ghana.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
MTN Cameroon drops tariffs once moreMTN Cameroon has announced its Best tariff plan, allowing subscribers to double their airtime after each refill and benefit from call bonuses towards all networks. Read More
Vodacom thrills students with cloud computingVodacom, in its “power to you” initiative, has extended its ICT field trip and tour opportunities to schools in communities where it operates. Read More
Liquid Telecom expands African satellite operationAs part of a multi-million dollar (US) investment in its satellite business, Liquid Telecom is the first operator to build a satellite hub at Teraco’s vendor-neutral earth station in South Africa. Read More
MACRA demystifies spectrum managementMalawi's regulator explains the issues around spectrum allocation. Gregory Gondwe reports. Read More
Orange Telkom Kenya donates KSh 2.19 million for drought efforts in Northern KenyaOrange Telkom Kenya has extended its support to the Laisamis Livelihood Improvement project into the second phase with a donation of KSh. 2.19 million to World Vision Kenya. Read More
NCC imposes N647m fine on telcosNigeria's NCC has imposed fines in the total sum of N647,500,000 million on three service providers, Airtel, Globacom and MTN Nigeria Ltd for failing to meet KPIs. Read More
Blu’s high speed WiFi is a hit for Accra MallThe Accra Mall is reaping the benefits of a high-speed WiFi installation by Blu Telecommunications, the 4G telecoms company. Read More
MTN: The journey must continueThe telecoms industry has spent the last 4 years on a journey towards cost-orientation, regulatory best practice and parity, and this journey must continue, says MTN. Read More
Nigerian 2.3 GHz auction winner namedBitflux Communications Limited has won Nigeria’s 2.3 GHz spectrum band licence auction, beating mobile operator Globacom. Read More
FEATURED STORYMACRA demystifies spectrum management
Malawi's regulator explains the issues around spectrum allocation. Gregory Gondwe reports.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHYouthConnekt launches Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge in Rwanda
Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge that will be implemented by YouthConnekt.