MTN Ghana Foundation has given out 500 hampers to all babies born on Christmas Boxing Day at specified hospitals in all 16 regions of Ghana.
It is to show appreciation to mothers during the Christmas festive season.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), MTN Ghana Foundation 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 society.
Addressing the media, Mrs Rhoderlyn Entsua-Mensah, Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact for MTN Ghana Foundation, said the project aimed to support mothers who deliver on December 26 to show appreciation to them.
“MTN is committed to celebrating with mothers who have successfully delivered on festive occasion like Christmas”, she said.
She said the Foundation had a lot of project 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.
She said the Foundation continued to invest in all areas to benefit the people of Ghana.
“This project is the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary mile stone project,” she added.
The 60 babies received assorted hampers and recharged cards while eight mothers in labour also received the same.
The beneficiary hospitals were Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ashanti Region, Effia Nkwanta Hospital in the Western Region, Adidome Hospital in the Volta region, among others.
The assorted hampers included baby diapers, baby wipes, baby clothing, toiletries and toys.
Portia Ocloo Enam Aku, Senior Midwifery Officer at the Maternity Unit of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, said the Maternity Unit had more than sixty deliveries between December 24 and December 26, 2022.
She expressed gratitude to MTN Ghana Foundation for their immense contribution to the Hospital.
She thanked the Foundation for showing such gestures to mothers and babies.
Dorcas Dadzi, a mother at the hospital, said she was surprised and excited upon delivering her son and receiving her first gift from MTN.
“I am really happy and grateful to MTN Ghana
Foundation because I didn’t expect it and I am an MTN network user”, she said.
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.