Leading telecommunications service provider; MTN has rallied to support Madam Mary Akosua Korankyewaa; grandmother of eight children whose mother died recently after delivery at a hospital.
Adwoa Dankwa, who died at the age of thirty-eight had initially given birth to triplets and twins. She got pregnant again and brought forth another triplet, but unfortunately died a day after delivery leaving behind eight children.
The onus of caring for the children now rests solely with the frail looking grandmother who worked as a caretaker of a public toilet. She was forced to quit that job because it “was affecting the health of the newly born triplets”. She also cried that it was difficult providing meals for the children. rawgist.com found out that the children who are of school going age mostly stay home for lack of money.
MTN upon hearing the sad story of the family, rallied to support them at their Asafo home in Kumasi.
Presenting items including baby food, detergents, diapers, cooking oil, rice, toiletries and an envelope to the family, Simon Amoh; Acting General Manager of MTN’s Northern Business District encouraged the family not to lose hope as nobody knew what the future held for the children. He explained that MTN does not only assist communities or do Corporate Social Responsibility but also rallies to help individuals in need. He assured them that MTN felt their pain and called on other corporate entities to extend a helping hand to the family as they struggle to bring up the kids.
Receiving the items on behalf of Madam Mary Korankyewaa, Akosua Twumwaa (sister to Mary Korankyewaa) expressed profound gratitude to MTN for the gesture. She explained that she never dreamt a big company like MTN will visit them in their time of distress. She appealed to all well-meaning organizations and individuals to rally to their help.
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