SELORM ADADEVOH – CEO OF MTN -GHANA
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the leading telecommunications network in Ghana, MTN,Mr.Selorm Adadevoh, has appealed for all hands to be on deck to make SIM Cards re- registration exercise a success.
According to him, the fight against internet fraud is a shared responsibility because it is not the problem of only MTN or other telecommunication companies or banks but all Ghanaians.”We all have to come together to tackle internet fraud holistically. So initiative such like SIM Cards re-registration is a powerful intervention if we get it right.
We should all support to make SIM cards re-registration exercise successful so as to help fight against fraudsters”,he added.
Mr.Adadevoh therefore calls for the full cooperation and support of the media to help create the necessary awareness about the exercise all with the aim of fighting against fraudsters. The CEO of MTN made the call in Kumasi during 2021 edition of media interaction dubbed “EDITORS’ FORUM”.
Ghana’s SIM registration exercise is aimed at helping curb activities of SIM box and Mobile Money fraud.A six -month grace period has been earmarked to get all subscriber identity Module(SIM) numbers re-registered with the Ghana Card.
The Minister of Communications, Mrs.Ursula Owusu Ekufu recently announced that SIM Card re-registration is expected to start on 1st October ,2021 to 31st March,2021
Participants were briefed on the performance of the company over the past 25 years to deepen their knowledge of the Company’s operations.
Speaking at the event, Mr Selorm Adadevoh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, announced that, “this year has been the 25th anniversary from when the company Scancom started in Ghana in 1996.
He said they are very excited because they did not get this far by their might but through the support of their consumers, media partners, friends, and relatives.
MTN Ghana CEO, Selorm Adadevoh
According to him, the future was bright for the company because in January this year, the new strategy dubbed, “The ambition 2025 strategy” was launched to move the company to a greater height.
Mr Adadevoh said, in the past, the company focused on how to directly impact the lives of Ghanaians through the provision of educational infrastructure, support for SMEs, health facilities, and also brought products and services to their doorsteps through their channels.
Some editors at the forum
“In the next five years, MTN Ghana intends to expand its presence and participation around five main pillars where our business would focus more on ecosystem participation standpoint and become the platform player that enables others to deal with consumers, bring different innovation and services to partner with us,” he said.
He said they hope to accelerate the rate of development around digital, Fintech, network service, adding that, they have redefined this and added it all to the company’s mission statement to ensure they succeed with its partners.
Mr Adedavoh said, “for us, this is inspiring and requires a significant change within the business, the way we think, partner, and participate in our ecosystem. We are currently working on how to move businesses along to achieve our mission statement as to how to achieve 25 million Ghanaians by 2025.”
Some editors at the forum
“I am sure with your participation and support, you will help us educate the masses on what this means and the intricacies of becoming a platform player” he added.
He further said, “we believe technology has a critical role to play in this ambitions, which can lead Ghana to standout, With MTN Ghana becoming a platform we will try to invest in the structure that allows us to deliver that ambition”.
The CEO noted that they would continue to support the digitalization agenda because it would not only benefit MTN but the telecommunication industry and the economy.
Mr Kingsley Hope, Ashanti Regional Chairman of Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), thanked the giant telecommunication network for the continuous media support and also called on them to assist co-journalists who are bloggers.
He used the occasion to advised journalists who publish online stories to ensure that their publications are accurate, objective and have substance. “Give credit where there’s the need, with these I think we can go far”.he concluded .Story by a news desk report with additional filed by wontumionline.com)