Telecommunications giant, MTN Ghana has launched a book dubbed: ‘Telephone Conversations in Accra.
The ten-chapter book looks at the role telecommunications’ has played in the development of Ghana since pre-independence.
The book also focuses on the history of telecommunications from the Gold Coast to Ghana and, especially, the economics around its operations and, in particular, the last twenty years of MTN in Ghana.
The 300-page book was authored by Ivor Agyeman-Duah, a development specialist and a member of the International Advisory Board of the African Studies Centre for Oxford University.
Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN, Selorm Adadevor stated that the launch “reinforces our vision, ambition and desire to change and impact the communities in which we operate not just by providing connectivity, but also by solving real problems such as providing jobs, giving to the poor, saving lives and supporting education.”
The book, he indicated, captures the thoughts, works, and impressions as well as the voices of the many people who have interacted closely with the MTN brand and the telecommunications industry.
He assured that MTN would continue to play a significant role in the development of Ghana across various sectors of the economy, saying they are part of Ghana’s future.
For his part, Board Chairman of MTN, Dr. Ishmael Yankson commended the management of MTN for leading the transformation agenda of Ghana’s telecom industry.
He recounted how in spite of challenges in the economy, MTN has been able to stand the test of time.
Dr. Yankson called on government as well as the general public to support MTN because “MTN will not only make itself greater but will make Ghana a great country.
Author of the book, Ivor Agyemang-Duah was elated he was given the opportunity by MTN to write the book.
He said the book does not only focus on MTN’s journey over the last 20 years, but goes as far back as about 50 years to the history of telecommunications in Ghana.
Mr. Agyemang-Duah thanked MTN for giving him all the support he needed to execute the job efficiently.
‘Telephone Conversations’ is available in selected bookshops across the country and E-book available on Amazon.