MTN Ghana Foundation has shortlisted a total of 140 micro and small enterprises to benefit from MTN Ghana Foundation’s Enterprise Support Programme for the first year of the five-year programme.
The project is expected to support 500 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the next five years across Ghana and targets youth, women and differently abled led MSMEs. Selected beneficiaries will be supported with training, business development support, technical assistance, and seed funding.
A group picture of Adwoa Wiafe, some differently abled beneficiaries, staff of MTN Ghana and Innohub Foundation
The onboarding programme for beneficiaries in Accra was held on August 24, 2023, at the MTN House.During the program,sixty-eightbeneficiaries were formally awarded with their onboarding packages. The remaining MSMEs selected from the Western and Ashanti regions will be onboarded in September and October 2023, respectively.
A group picture of Adwoa Wiafe, some youth beneficiaries, staff of MTN Ghana and Innohub Foundation
Speaking at the onboarding programme, the Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer of MTN Ghana, Adwoa Wiafesaid,“In line with our diversity and inclusion drive, we made a conscious effort to select businesses that have clear social and environmental impact and align with our sustainability objectives and the UN SDGs. We were also interested in businesses with digital components since we are now pushing for digital inclusion.”
A group picture of Adwoa Wiafe, some women beneficiaries, staff of MTN Ghana and Innohub Foundation
Adwoa Wiafeurged the beneficiaries to make good use of the support they have received from MTN to make a difference in the lives of other people as well.
Alexander Tetteh, one of the beneficiaries who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries said, “We thank MTN for the honour done us. These days, it is not easy to run a business and to the extent that MTN is extending a helping handto MSMEs, all we can say isAyekoo to MTN for coming to the aid of MSMEs in Ghana. We are forever grateful to you for the kind gesture.”
Adwoa Wiafe, Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer of MTN Ghana
The MTN Enterprise Support Programme is in partnership with the Innohub Foundation and was launched in March 2023 and MSMEs were invited to submit applications. The shortlisted MSMEs were invited to pitch,and the successful beneficiaries were selected for the onboarding.