MTN Business has together, has partnered with Invest in Africa (IIA). This alliance is to provide bespoke technology solutions to Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.
The partnership will provide SMEs services that will help optimise their productivity. Hence, this will enable them to grow and expand their businesses.
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Invest in Africa (IIA) is non-profit making organisation. It is committed to solving problems of identifying credible local suppliers and developing local content. It tasks itself with driving cross-sector growth across the economy.
IIA’s Country Director, Clarence Nartey, revealed the organisation has a Pan-African mobile telecommunications powerhouse and local market leader. This leader is committed to providing ideal solutions boosts to the SMEs.
This has been possible by the partnership with MTN Business.
Nartey is positive that the IIA will be able to provide over 100,000 jobs for Ghanaians. He said, “IIA plans to provide $500 million worth of business to Ghanaian SMEs, and in the process contribute to supporting 100,000 jobs by 2022.”
Also, Samuel Addo, MTN Business’ General Manager, approved the partnership with IIA is a very good move. Addo believes by partnering IIA, MTN is living up to its mission to be an instrument in the economy’s growth.
He stressed: “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.”
Also, the IIA plans to employ MTN Business’ suite of ICT solutions to enhance its organisational efficiency and productivity. The IIA has an online marketplace called the African Partner Pool (APP). IIA intends to ensure that the online marketplace platform is technologically enhanced. This will benefit both of its buyers and suppliers.