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MTN presents cash prizes to Heroes of Change Season III winners
MTN Ghana has presented cash prizes to winners of the Season 3 of the MTN Heroes of Change.
Each of the ten finalists received CHC10,000 cheque while the overall winner Genevieve Basigha received GHC100,000. The second placed winner received GHC600,000 while and the third and fourth placed received GHC400,000 and GHC300, OOO.
Speaking to winners in Accra, Mr. Ebenezer Asante, CEO of MTN Ghana, reiterated that, MTN Heroes of Change is one of the projects he is passionate about and it’s a great pleasure to have the men and women who are championing community upliftment projects.
He added that, the efforts of these individuals in the societies have been duly recognized by MTN and the nation as a whole and further urged the winners to use the seed monies to expand their projects and create more opportunities for many people.
MTN Ghana in July 2013 initiated the Heroes of Change program to identify and recognize unsung heroes who are making a deference in the communities and encouraging others to emulate their example.
He explained that, their outfit since the inception of the Heroes of Change over the years has seen the efforts of the nominees who have brought hope to the communities.
He thanked all the nominees and urged to them exhibit the MTN values of the ‘can do’ leadership and innovation. “Their selfless and commitment in making the communities a better place is adorable and also, their projects are making a great impact and helping create endless opportunities for many more,” he added.
He challenged the winners to do more and to be the change we Ghanaians wish to see.
Rev. Father Alex Bobby Benson who won the economic empowerment category in an interview with Atinka FM said he used to beg in order to cater for the marginalized persons with HIV/AIDS.
He again explained how helpful MTN and other benevolent people have helped him over the years.
Genevieve Basigha, the overall winner promised to use the money judiciously to support important projects.