Telecommunications Giant Vodafone Ghana has declared the month of May, the Ashanti month in honour of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who celebrated his birthday over the weekend.
Top management of Vodafone on Wednesday, presented a royal cake to the Otumfuo at his palace to celebrate his 68th birthday and 19th year of coronation as overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom.
Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Zoleka Cuba outlined that Vodafone has already begun outreaches in the Ashanti Region this month as the company makes the region its prime focus in the month of May.
She told the Otumfuo, “We have actually dubbed the month of May the ‘Month Of Ashanti’ in the business and we are doing a number of activities to empower the people of the Ashanti region.”
She outlined, “We are doing SME clinics, and we are doing health fairs where we are testing people for medical conditions and actually giving them free medication. We are also doing digital training as well for the kids making sure that kids get into the digital era through instant education.”
Yolanda Cuba also expressed the excitement of the company to continue partnering the Otumfuo Golf Tournament which is expected to come off at the end of this month.
Receiving the royal Birthday Cake, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II thanked the management of the company for the gesture which he described as noble and thoughtful.
Welcoming the christening of the month of May as the Vodafone Ashanti Month, Otumfuo commended Vodafone for its special spotlight on the region and asked that the company continues to explore areas of penetrating the region stronger.
“I have been following the activities and my birthday falling on the month of May, I see myself being in the Vodafone mood the whole of this month,”Otumfuo stated.
He suggested, “I think Ashanti is more of a commercial spot in Ghana with a lot of banks, commercial and business activities and therefore I look forward to a situation where Vodafone will be able to penetrate properly and while you do the collaboration and the partnership to enhance the business development in Ashanti and the Brong Ahafo regions, it is a win-win situation.
He added, “I will encourage you to come up with very innovative programs because even though you have done so much, there is still more to do.”
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II also expressed his anxiety about the upcoming Otumfuo Annual Golf Tournament which has Vodafone as its headline sponsor.
He also asked that Vodafone partners the Otumfuo Charity project which sends mobile libraries to villages and underprivileged communities to introduce children in such places to the computer and the internet.
The Vodafone entourage also comprised the Board Chairman of Vodafone, Dr. Kobina Quansah; Director of External Affairs Gayheart Mensah; Director of Human Resources Hannah Ashiokai Akrong; Regional Coordinator for Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Mr. Adu Danso and the Chief Executive Head for the Northern Sector Mr. Agyekum Sampong.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Ivan Heathcote-Fumador