MTN Ghana supports Awutu Awubia Festival, assures of supporting 30 more traditional festivities
Telecommunication Giant, MTN Ghana has supported the Awutu Traditional Council in the Awutu Senya District of the Central Region, with a Five thousand Ghana Cedis cheque, and other gifts worth thousands of cedis, in respect of the 2019 Awubia festival celebration.
MTN Ghana, has also taken to itself a responsibility to support the organization of a Street Carnival to make the festival a memorable one.
Presenting these gifts to the Paramount Chief of Awutu Traditional Area, Nai Abokuabi Agyeman Wettey III, Senior Manager, South West Business District for MTN Ghana, Prince Owusu Nyarko acknowledge the relevance of celebrating and sustaining indigenous African culture through festivities.
He stressed that the company reveres these traditions and that has committed to supporting them in various means.
“As an African Multinational, the management of MTN Ghana deem it appropriate to support our African culture and heritage through the celebration of Traditional festivals. Festivals project a lot about the African society and are considered an integral part of the African culture. We identify with this heritage and in view of this, we come in each year to support with cash and kind donation to make the festival memorable for the indigenes and revelers” Mr Owusu Nyarko stated.
Commenting on the theme for the festival, Prince Owusu Nyarko indicated that festivals provides an opportunity to enhance local economies through tourism, and other businesses.
“The theme for this year’s celebration, “Portraying our Awutu Culture for development” cannot be over emphasized. The economic benefits of festivals are easiest to see and most often cited–festivals attract visitors, which stimulates the growth of tourism and other businesses in a town or region. This is indeed signs of development” he said.
Mr. Prince Owusu Nyarko disclosed that MTN Ghana would extend these support to other thirty festivals in the country to enhance their impact and experience for the local people.
“This year has been declared the Year of Return by the Government and some activities have been organized to include our traditional festivals. As a good corporate citizen with its roots from Africa, we find it prudent to support the activities that will make the year of Return a memorable one. Aside the Awutu Awubia Festival we will support over 30 traditional festivals across the country” he noted.
He entreated customers and the local people to make this year’s festival a memorable one by sharing pictures, videos and other media via social media platforms, with the families, friends and the rest of the world.
He also entreated the people of the Awutu Traditional Area to transact more with MOMO so as to maximize their chances of winning amazing prizes including the 10 brand new Hyundai i10 salon cars.
Acting President of Awutu Traditional Council, Nai Pobee Abundam VII, who received the gifts on behalf of the Paramount Chief, commended MTN Ghana for their continued support towards the celebration of the Awubia festival.
“This year’s festival is going to be very entertaining since we have a lot of musicians coming on board. MTN is going to brand the town with their colours and paraphernalia” he said.