MTN, Samsung, present 500 phones to support contact tracing activities

MTN Ghana has partnered Samsung Ghana to present 500 pieces of ‘Samsung Galaxy A2 Core’ smartphones to support government and the Ghana Health Service as they lead the fight against COVID -19 through enhanced contact tracing.

The phones come with 500 MTN SIM cards and a total of 3,000GB data. Each of the phones will be loaded with 500MB data every month for a period of six months.  

The presentation was jointly made by the representatives of Samsung Electronics West Africa and MTN Ghana. 

The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (MP) and the Chief Director of the Ministry,  Mrs Mamle Andrews received the items at the premises of the Ministry of Information after a brief ceremony was organised to hand over the devices.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Ghana, Eugene Nahm said, “As COVID-19 continues to make its way across the country, our thoughts are with the people of Ghana. We are, therefore, happy to provide these resources to support government and health officials in the fight against this global pandemic. We believe that all companies should unite to work together with the country’s leaders and cooperate now more than ever.”

In her address, the Senior Manager – Consumer Marketing at MTN, Nana Asantewaa Amegashie said, “The partnership with Samsung has presented another opportunity to MTN to commit more resources to the fight against COVID-19.

“This presentation of the data package and the SIM cards is an addition to free online access to over 200 educational websites to support online studies. It adds to MTN Foundation’s commitment to provide GH¢5 million worth of medical supplies to support government’s efforts in fighting the disease.” 

The Minister of Information expressed his appreciation to Samsung and MTN Ghana for their noble gesture to help fight against COVID-19.

Again, the presentation to the Ministry of Information follows a presentation made to the Noguchi Memorial Institute a few weeks ago to support the Institute to meet the growing demand in records taking, storage and management of essential COVID- 19 data.

The presentation to Noguchi comprised one Dell Server, five HP laptops and accessories, five headsets, a black and white printer, a colour printer and two all-in- one Lenovo desktop computer.

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