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MTN Business in Ghana partners Invest in Africa to deepen performance of SMEs

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Riding on its robust network infrastructure and latest technologies, MTN Business, Ghana’s leading telecommunications provider of business connectivity solutions, in partnership with Invest in Africa (IIA) are now providing custom-made ICT solutions to Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the economy.
Analysts say the new partnership is assisting SMEs in optimising their productivity and expansion of their business frontiers.
Business Hilights gathered that IIA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to addressing the challenges of identifying credible local suppliers, developing local content and driving cross-sector growth across the economy.
Explaining more, the Country Director of IIA, Mr. Clarence Nartey noted that “with MTN Business, we have a Pan-African mobile telecommunications powerhouse and local market leader whose commitment to providing tailor-made enterprise solutions will give a big boost to the SMEs. Continuing, he added that “We also intend to tap into MTN Business’ suite of ICT solutions to improve our own organisational efficiency and productivity as well as ensure that our flagship online marketplace platform, the African Partner Pool (APP), is technologically enhanced for the benefit of all our buyers and suppliers.”
Statistics show that since its establishment in 2014, IIA has provided business opportunities valued at $150 million to Ghanaian SMEs registered on its online marketplace platform, the African Partner Pool (APP).
Through skills training, IIA has facilitated over $1 million of credit support to SMEs, empowering over 230 SME operators by improving their entrepreneurial, managerial and technical competencies.
In his remarks on the partnership, General Manager of MTN Enterprise Business, Mr. Samuel Addo, explained that by partnering IIA, MTN is living up to its overriding mission to be a vehicle for Ghana’s economic growth and development.
According to him, “MTN’s world-class telecommunications products and services, as well as innovative and sustainable corporate social responsibility initiatives, are all contributing to the realization of Ghana’s strong development potential. This partnership is our way of helping SMEs grow and play their role in the nation’s development.”
It was also disclosed that IIA plans to provide $500 million worth of business to Ghanaian SMEs, and in the process contribute to supporting 100,000 jobs in the next four years.

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