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Mr. George Andah, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN (formerly Areeba), said that the company would support traditional authorities in the north to celebrate their festivals and also help them to preserve their culture.
He said this would become fully accomplished when MTN Foundation was launched in the country before the end of the year to focus on education, health, economic empowerment and arts and culture especially in the northern sector.
Mr. Andah said this in Tamale when he paid a courtesy call on the regent of Tamale, Alhaji Abdulai Ziblim, and added that Areeba supported vocational education in the Northern Region and would build on it for further improvement.
Mr. Andah said MTN, sponsors of CAN 2008, would collaborate with the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly and traditional authorities to ensure that Tamale hosted the event successfully.
Areas of collaboration would include decoration of roads from the Tamale Airport to the games venue, some major roads and roundabouts to ensure that visitors and investors appreciated the beauty of Tamale and the country.
Alhaji Ziblim commended MTN for the projects and pledged his full support to their activities in the region.
He said Tamale was now a haven of investment and that MTN’s presence in the region would encourage other investors to focus attention on the Northern Region.
Mr. Andah earlier presented a cheque for 41.1 million cedis to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council as MTN’s contribution to the Tamale Disaster Fund.