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MTN to launch plastic waste management and recycling project

Ghana’s Mobile Telecommunication Company, MTN, has hinted at plans to launch an initiative to help manage plastic waste in the communities.

Senior Manager in Charge of Corporate Communications at MTN Ghana, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, said the MTN Plastic Waste Management and recycling project would complement other efforts to ensure the environment is not covered with plastic waste.

“Today we are looking at our communities, we are facing challenges with our environment and so we are launching a plastic management and recycling project for our communities so that people would be mindful of how we treat plastic wastes in our communities”.

MTN to launch plastic waste management and recycling project

She stressed that without measures to control plastic waste, “then within a few years we may not be able to plant, we may not have water, and our trees may not grow because our environment would be covered in plastic wastes”.

Though not many details about the project were provided, she emphasized it forms part of the company’s initiatives, beyond their core mandate, to drive a sustainable society.

Georgina Asare Fiagbenu spoke at the MTN stakeholder and media forum in Sunyani in the Bono Region.

The forum is aimed at updating participants’ happenings at the Telecommunication giant and what is being done in the regions, including the network transformation.

MTN to launch plastic waste management and recycling project

Participants included selected personnel from the media in the erstwhile Brong Ahafo Region, security, and other state institutions. They were provided answers to their questions after group discussions on some selected topics on MTN services.

MTN currently provides Voice, Data, Fintech, Digital Enterprise, Wholesale, and Application Programming Interface (API) services.

The corporate communication manager of MTN, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu noted that their services keep evolving due to the dynamic nature of the industry and that the company intends to lead the digital solutions for Africa’s progress.

To achieve this, the company is prioritizing building the largest and most valuable platforms, driving industry-leading connectivity operations, creating shared value, and accelerating portfolio transformation.

Because of that, she said the company plans to invest about $1 billion by 2025 to help maintain its network leadership, with $220 million as capital expenditure for 2022.

MTN to launch plastic waste management and recycling project

She also revealed that they are investing ¢20 million in 2022 on their 25th-anniversary projects, ongoing projects in education, health, and economic empowerment, and their community support initiatives.

Ms Asare Fiagbenu encouraged participants to also encourage their friends and family members to register their sim cards to continue enjoying MTN services.

Source: Ghana News

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