Management of Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) has expressed appreciation to the Eastern Region Office of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), for its reportage on MTN’s activities in the region.
The MTN gave the commendation when a three-member delegation, led by its Senior Manager in charge of Corporate Communications, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, visited the GCGL office in Koforidua last Friday.
The MTN team, which included an officer in the Media Relations Department, Afia Serwaa Boateng, and the Corporate Services Officer for Eastern and Volta, Kennedy Ofosuhene, was on a duty tour of the region.
Mrs Fiagbenu said newspapers of the GCGL, particularly the flagship medium, the Daily Graphic, had been publishing MTN's corporate social responsibility activities in the region in an efficient manner, hence the commendation.
She said in addition to that, the GCGL had also been carrying out MTN's advertisements and programmes in its newspapers and together with the news coverage they had made MTN very popular, thus improving its revenue.
"GCGL has been giving us favourable coverages both in news stories and advertisements which has made our company more popular and increased our revenue," Mrs Fiagbenu stated.
Mrs Fiagbenu indicated that GCGL's support to her outfit had helped the two companies to build a healthy relationship and that MTN had come to the regional office of the GCGL to thank the staff for their immense contribution towards the successes of MTN.
She indicated that the visit was also to find out how the GCGL regional office was faring.
The GCGL Zonal Manager for the Eastern and Volta regions, Benjamin Tsatsu Korsinah, who was highly elated about the MTN delegation's visit, said his outfit cherished the long-standing good relations with the telecommunications company.
He said the two companies had partnered on a lot of activities and programmes, which had inured to the benefit of society, readers as well as customers.
Mr Korsinah stated that currently GCGL, with the support of MTN, was carrying out the Graphic Business Sense Challenge, an initiative to promote business education and business knowledge among students in tertiary institutions.
He expressed the hope that such collaborations would further be enhanced for the benefit of the two sister companies.
The Zonal Manager said GCGL would be contacting traditional authorities in the Eastern and other regions regarding the celebration of festivals and asked for MTN’s collaboration with GCGL to give publicity to such traditional events.
Mr Korsinah mentioned some of the festivals such as Asafotufiami of the people of Ada in the Greater Accra Region, as well as the Asogli yam festival in the Volta Region.