THE Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has lauded Vodafone Ghana for its enormous support to sustainable development in the Ashanti Region.
He said apart from Vodafone’s support for the prestigious Asantehene Open Golf Championship, it had introduced interventions that benefited everyone, especially women and children, for which he commended the company.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said this when the senior management team of Vodafone Ghana paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace on June 3.
In a release issued by the company, it said the purpose of the visit was to announce plans to extend the sponsorship of the Asantehene Open Golf Tournament, which Vodafone had sponsored for five consecutive years since 2017.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II thanked Vodafone for leading sustainable development in the Ashanti Region and also for promoting health and education.
The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, who led the team, said her outfit was excited to be sponsoring the Asantehene Open Golf Championship for another year.
She said the support for the sport was not only to strengthen Vodafone’s relationship with His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the people of Asanteman, but also to promote sustainable development in the region through impactful initiatives.
“This year, we have named the month ‘Boa Asanteman’ as we seek to address the key sustainable development needs of the region. Together with His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s Foundation, we will address several issues.
“These include promoting healthy lives and well-being through our Healthfest initiative; reducing maternal mortality with our free ultrasound screening; driving free and inclusive education for everyone through our Instant Schools activations; empowering SMEs with digital skill training as part of our SME Clinics; and ensuring the environmental sustainability of the region with a tree planting exercise,” she said.