MTN Ghana Foundation has given more than fifty hampers to babies born on Boxing Day at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Children’s Hospital ,all in Kumasi,the Ashanti Regional Capital.
The motive is to show appreciation to mothers during the Christmas festive season.
MTN Ghana Foundation as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has been donating to babies born on December 26 since 2011 to put smiles on the faces of mothers and show the commitment and care MTN has for the society.
Addressing the media, Mr.Charlse Osei Akoto Regional Technical Head ,also Senior Manager for Northern Sector , said the project aims to support mothers who deliver on December 26 to show appreciation to them.
He said the project was carried out across the sixteen regions at specified hospitals.
Mr.Charlse Osei Akoto , however, said there are 500 hampers in total to be distributed to all babies born on Christmas Boxing Day.
“MTN is committed to celebrating with mothers who have successfully delivered on festive occasions like Christmas”, she said.
He stated that the foundation has a lot of projects to be accomplished including a sixty-bed maternity and child health block to be built in Keta, Volta Region, a robotic centre to be built for Mamfe Girls, an accident and emergency ward also to be built for citizens in Bawjuasi in the Central region.
He said the Foundation will continue to invest in all areas to benefit the people of Ghana.
” This project is the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary milestone project,” she added.
The 50 babies received assorted hampers and recharge cards .
The assorted hampers included baby diapers, baby wipes, baby clothing, toiletries and toys,also seven boxes of gloves were donated to midwives.
The Chief Nursing Officer at the Maternity Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Mrs.Afia Serwaa Yegbe , said the Maternity Unit had twelve (12) deliveries on December 26.
She expressed gratitude to MTN Ghana Foundation for their immense contribution to the Hospital.
Mothers who received the gift from MTN at the hospital were surprised and excited upon delivering their babies and receiving their first gift from MTN.
“We are really happy and grateful to MTN Ghana Foundation because we didn’t expect it.”They told newsmen.
MTN Ghana Foundation has been giving to babies annually at various maternity hospitals to cater for the health needs of several individuals and organisations across the country to foster socio-economic growth.