The newly crowned winner of the MTN Heroes of Change, Season Four competition, Naomi Esi Arku Amoah, has called for increased support from corporate institutions for individuals who are impacting their communities.
According to Madam Amoah, more lives could be saved or improved if change agents are given the needed support.
Madam Amoah, an evangelist and the Founder of the Royal Seed Home in Kasoa, which caters for street and abandoned children, beat 9 other finalists to emerge as the ultimate winner of season four of MTN Heroes of Change.
For her prize, she was awarded a plague, a citation and a cheque for GHC100, 000.
Speaking to Citi Business News after the award ceremony in Accra, Madam Amoah called on individuals and corporate institutions across the country to support projects that will improve the lives of the vulnerable in Ghana.
“I’m really happy. God bless MTN for the good job they’re doing. I would call on others to also try their best to impact. They should learn from MTN. Anyone can impact with the little they have wherever they are. I’m however pleading with the other big companies to also do more to support.”
The other finalists include Linat Osman Kundaribuo, founder of Teen Mum project, Ayisha Fuseini, CEO and founder Aseba Enterprise (Shea Butter processing Company), Rev. Mrs Sanatu Nantogma Founder,Tumakavi Development Association, Dr. Quincy Attipoe, founder of Smile Village Foundation, Emmanuel Annobi, founder Mental Health NGO, Serwah Quaynor, founder Autism Awareness Care and Training (AACT), Josephine Agbo -Nettey, founder Integrated Development, Dr. Dzifa Ida Dey, founder of The Rheumatology Initiative (tRi), and Prince Oduro Williams, founder Doctors in the Gap.
Meanwhile, the Group Vice President for Southern and East Africa and Ghana, Ebenezer Asante in a recorded message reiterated MTN’s commitment to supporting change agents in the country.
“MTN Heroes of Change is one of the most exciting initiatives established by the MTN Ghana foundation to celebrate great women and men who have dedicated themselves to serve their communities. I do hope that as season 4 draws to a close we can all pledge to raise the flag of heroism in Ghana in our own small way”
Gracing the event as the special guest, the wife of the Vice President of Ghana, Samira Bawumia stressed the need to increasingly support the members of our society who are going above and beyond to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
The event which saw musical performances from Kuami Eugene, Ceccy Twum and A.B Crentsil was also used to give out special awards to selected individuals who had used leveraged their standing in society as well as their platforms to cause positive change.
The recipients of the special awards for the night were Seth Kwame Boateng, Okyeame Kwame, Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro and Joseph Opoku Gakpo.
By: Bobbie Osei/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana