Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned the ultramodern MTN Ghana head office located at the Independence in Accra with a call on operators in the country to continue to improve their services to enable Ghanaians enjoy the dividend of the liberalization of the telecom sector.
According to him, telecom service providers should meet the demands of their customers by providing them with the best quality services they deserve.
President Mahama who cut the ribbon to open the multimillion edifice, on Wednesday (today) stated that his government is relying on the strong partnership of the private sector to build a resilient economy.
President Mahama used the occasion to thank the board and management of MTN Ghana for their continued support to the development and growth of the country.
In his welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Ebenezer Asante said: “Today, we are happy to and humbled to be serving about 16.2 million subscribers, and it is our expectation that the new building we are commissioning today will help us build on our partnerships to serve even more customers with relevant digital services in the years ahead”.
Design of the building
He said: “This landmark building has a design that is both classic and modern to represent MTN’s timeless relevance and long term impact in Ghana. Its palatial architecture represents our Bold New Digital World vision, built to last beyond this century and even look further to the next millennium”.
The building’s construction, according to Mr Asante began in 2013 and completed in October, 2015, with seven levels including a basement, ground and five additional floors. The magnificent office complex hosts over 800 employees.
In order to encourage teamwork and engagement, management of the country’s largest telecom services provider adopted the international standard of open space-office seating.
Other facilities of the building, Mr Asante mentioned include: a customer experience centre; a crèche for staff babies; a modern gym facility; a media centre; ultra-modern video conference and tele-presence centre; four collapsible training suits; a modern network operating centre; a roof garden; a 120-seat cafeteria; a modern kitchen; a multipurpose hall; and an ultramodern car park with over 300 parking spaces.
He used the occasion to pay glowing tributes to the roles played by some personalities and institutions for the construction of the MTN House.
Mr Asante first thanked the President of Ghana and the government, Ministry of Communications and its dynamic Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah; the National Communications Authority; Osu Mantse, Nii Okwai Kinka Dowuona, board members, customers, among others.
He reiterated MTN’s commitment to continue to play a significant role in Ghana’s development, saying: “We consider ourselves to be part of Ghana’s history, but we also believe we are an even more a fundamental part of Ghana’s future”.