MTN has organized a forum at the ENCOM Hotel in the Techiman Municipality to educate members of the Ghana Union of Traders (GUTA) on MTN Data packages, Mobile Money¬†and MTN Business.
In her welcome address, the Senior Manager for Consumer Marketing, MTN, Nana Asantewaa Amegashie, said GUTA members are part of the valued stakeholders of MTN and stressed the need to organize the forum to educate them on various opportunities.
She said the forum was to identity the needs of the traders as MTN customers, share ideas on modern business practices, explore new and innovative ways of doing business better.
Madam Amegashie gave a brief history of MTN, noting that¬†through hard work, diligence and determination, the telecommunications company has operations in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Nana Amegashie said for one‚Äôs business to succeed, one needed to be flexible, creative and adapt to changing trends.
Nana Osei Afrifa took participants through the use of the internet to transact business.
Participants were taught how to use the internet in online advertising¬†and effective use of cheap online communication, SKYPE, among others.
Stephen Asare, who took participants through MTN Mobile Money, emphasized the need for members of the GUTA to embrace innovation in order to safeguard their monies.
He said MTN, in collaboration with 10 commercial banks in the country, has made it easy for traders to withdraw and save their monies through the MTN Mobile Money.
According to Mr. Asare, instead of carrying huge sums of money to transact business, they could easily be stored on mobile phones and withdrawn at any of the 10 banks in the country.
Participants became highly elated when Sampson Amammoo explained the functions of a new device which was being introduced by the MTN to check drivers of businessmen and woman, who drive beyond where they are scheduled to go.
He said the device, Vehicle Tracking System, can be fixed by specially-trained technicians on the dashboards of vehicles without the knowledge of drivers.
According to Mr. Amamoo, with one‚Äôs mobile phone, the driver could easily be monitored.
Some participants wanted to buy the system and them in their vehicles.
From Eric Bawah, Techiman