Mobile telecom giant MTN Ghana has donated an amount of 10 thousand Ghana Cedis and MTN souvenirs plus other items towards the celebration of the Kuntum Festival of the Chiefs and People of Nsein traditional area in the Western Region.
Speaking during the presentation, the Acting Regional Manager for the South-West Business District ,Mrs. Ann Ekua Yalley said ‘’MTN is particularly exuberant to share in the joy that comes with this celebration and also join you prepare for a successful celebrations this year’’
According to her, the theme for this year’s celebration ‘Harnessing the talent of the youth for sustainable participation in the planting for foods and jobs programme-the role of the traditional ruler’ cannot be overemphasised, given the crucial role that traditional rulers play as important development partners.
‘’Since you are the custodians of the community, you help in the transmission of knowledge, norms and values of a given people, therefore can serve as a good medium to change negative mindsets about wealth and job creation’’ she opined.
Mrs. Ekua Yalley was hopeful that the relationship between the community and the company will be deepened further as they partner the community to accelerate its development through the company’s association with the Kuntum festival.
MTN Ghana has been at the forefront of promoting Ghanaian culture through its partnership with traditional authorities and its sponsorship of various festivals.
Some of the festivals supported by the company include the Aboakyir Festival in Winneba, the Borbor Fante Festival in Mankessim, the Odambea Festival in Saltpond, the Bakatue Festival in Elmina and the Awisa Odwira in Akyem Awisa.
The rest are the Oguaa Fetu Afahye of Cape Coast, the Essikadu Kuntum in British Sekondi and the Lower Dixcove Kuntum.