A 26-year old entrepreneur and an inventor of science test set for deprived Basic and Senior High Schools, Charles Ofori Antipem, has been adjudged the 2019 “MTN Hero of Change”.
He was recognised for creating Science sets also called “Mobile Laboratory” containing conductors, capacitors and cells for students in schools without science laboratories to learn with.
The rewards, he received, include a cheque of GHc100,000 a plaque and citation.
Other awardees were Ms Louisa Enyonam Ansah, a teacher with disability (without arms), who dedicates herself to teaching and catering for children in school.
Ms Ansah expressed her gratitude to MTN for recognising her contribution to the welfare of humanity.
Under the Health Category, Dr Benjamin Akinkang, a surgeon who together with other officers, had performed surgery of different health disorders for almost 400 poor and needy people in Sandema and beyond without charging fees, emerged the winner.
Madam Diana Adjei, a hair stylist, had trained thousands of needy people who could not further their education after completing Junior High Schools, in vocational and technical skills was honoured under the economic empowerment category.
Each of the three winners received GHc30,000 a plaque and citation. MTN also honoured Afia Pokua, popularly known as “Vim Lady,” a journalist with Multimedia for her philanthropic gesture of helping to build basic school blocks for deprived communities.
Mr Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, said MTN has defied all odds to make life meaningful for the citizenry, by appreciating those who contributed to it in their special ways.
He said the “Heroes of Change” was introduced in 2013 by MTN Ghana Foundation and five thousand entries had been made so far with five ultimate prize winners.
He expressed gratitude to the nominees and urged them to continue with their benevolent activities.