MTN Ghana has presented the first five (5) brand new Eighth Generation Hyundai Sonata Vehicles to the first set of winners of the MTN @ 25 Mega Promo.
The winners drawn from data collated from the first month of the promotion consist of 3 national winners and 2 regional winners selected from the Ashanti and Ahafo regions. The first five winners are Mr Kofi Anane, Mr Boakye-Yiadom Osei Owusu, Miss Grace Amoah, Mr Eric Osei Agyeman and Miss Angela Dodzi Bakah. About 200 customers also received cash prizes up to GHC5,000 while 8,000 customers received airtime which were transferred to them digitally.
MTN Ghana expressed its commitment to continue to brighten the lives of Customers beyond the provision of distinct Customer Experience and telecommunication services. Noel Ganson, the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana said, “the Silver Jubilee celebration could not be complete without recognizing the significant contribution of our numerous Customers to the success of the company. “With you, our Customers, we have been able to build a formidable business that provides value.” “The journey of rewarding 25 customers with the Hyundai Sonata, cash and airtime has just begun, therefore, all customers should take the MTN @25 Mega promotion seriously to benefit”, he added.
Rehina Adams, Showroom Manager of Hyundai Motors and Investments Ghana Limited mentioned that the 8th Generation Sonata’s features include Push To Start, Remote Start Ignition, Voice Command Control and Shift By Wire Button. Other features include Reverse Camera and Reverse Sensors, Touch Screen with Internal Memory and Leather Seats.
Angela Dodzi Bakah, one of the winners from the Ashanti region, expressed her delight in emerging as one of the winners and urged other users of MTN to be optimistic about winning. “I am very delighted. I joined the promo by doing more with MTN. I did more transactions and bought a lot of airtime and bundle. Initially, I thought it wasn’t real but winning this car has increased my confidence in MTN promotions. I encourage all Customers to subscribe to the promo and win big,” she said.
MTN launched its 25th anniversary mega consumer promotion in August to reward Customers for their loyalty to the brand. The points–based promotion is designed to reward all Prepaid and eligible Post paid Subscribers (existing and new) based on their usage of products and services across MTN platforms. To participate in the promo, customers are required to dial *156# and select option 5 to opt-in. Alternatively, customers can enter the promo by downloading myMTN App and proceed to opt in digitally at https://tinyurl.com/25th-Promo. The mega promotion is expected to end on October 31st 2021.
Winner Selection and Promo Rewards
Customers who exceed their monthly target points by the highest percentage margin (by ranking) will be rewarded. In all, 25 Customers will be rewarded with 25 brand new Hyundai Sonata cars. Over 24,000 customers will be rewarded with cash prizes up to Ghc5, 000 and loads of free Airtime.
As the 25th anniversary promotions run, MTN customers are advised to be wary of the activities of fraudsters who employ various tactics to defraud Customers. MTN Ghana will only call Customers via 0244300000. Winners of MTN promotions are not informed via any links or promo codes. MTN will not request for any money or airtime before customers redeem their prizes. Customers are advised to call the Toll-Free number 100 or interact with customer service agents on its social media handles as follows: Twitter @MTNGhana/@AskMTNGhana; Facebook: MTN Ghana WhatsApp:0554300000 and 0555300000. Customers also have the choice of using MyMTN App or Email via customercare.GH@mtn.com. Visit www.mtn.com.gh for more details on the promotion.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.