The MTN Ghana Foundation together with the Minister of Communication Hon. Ursula Owusu – Ekuful have inspected the progress of the work of a multipurpose community library and robotics center at the Ebenezer Senior High School at Dansoman.
The facility which is in the Ablekuma West Constituency will serve students of the school and the entire community when completed.
Speaking to Kingdomfmonline.com, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr. Samuel Koranteng reiterated that as an organization MTN understands that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is very critical in the digital world.
He noted that the foundation decided to to support the Dansoman community with this facility just as it has done in other parts of the country.
“This is not the first library we are putting up, this one is particularly unique in that, we have gone one step ahead to add robotics which we are confident will support the digital transformation agenda of the country whilst helping the youth to develop their digital skills”, the MTN Executive stated.
He intimated that the facility would give students teachers and the community as a whole the opportunity to learn in different ways to expand their digital knowledge.
Mr Koranteng stressed that after the completion of the project there will be a 100 and 20 seating capacity e-library and ICT laboratory respectively as well as a robotic center. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June 2020.
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In her remarks, the Communications Minister and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful expressed her appreciation to MTN Ghana Foundation for the project.
She said, “This is a very good initiative, considering the fact that this will be the first library and ICT center in this constituency and it will go further to motivate the students and entire community to learn and upgrade themselves”.
The Board Chairman of Ebenezer Senior High School, Mr. Vincent Birch Freeman expressed his gratitude to the MTN Ghana Foundation and urged other private companies to emulate the gesture.
“I feel elated and very grateful to MTN for this facility and since we live in a technological world, the youth need to be better equipped with all the necessary tools to help them stay abreast with the changing trends required for work, business and other forms of social development”, the headmaster stated.
He also appealed to other companies to emulate the example of MTN and help with similar projects at different schools.
STORY BY MICHAEL OFOSU-AFRIYIE, KUMASI