MTN Zambia CEO Charles Molapisi says that the company has long term investment plans for Zambia and will continue to contribute to the economy through its operations countrywide. He said this at the recent official opening of the company’s purpose-built and owned facility in Lusaka’s Foxdale area, Molapisi said the decision to invest in new headquarters underlines MTN’s long-term commitment to Zambia.
“As Zambia’s number one network, the move to our new headquarters underlines that we’re cementing our investment and presence in Zambia not just as a business but a corporate citizen. It is the clearest reassurance to our stakeholders that our investment is long term and that we will continue to partner with the people of Zambia,” he said.
MTN Zambia had declared 2018 as the ‘Year of the Customer’ and attributed its growth to increased customer acquisitions over the last few years, and gives back to show its appreciation:
“In order to supplement Government efforts in the fight against cholera we made a donation of bins and other materials worth over K600 million. And as Zambia’s number one fan we have renewed our agreement with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for the sponsorship of the Zambian Super League and national football team. This is in line with the company’s long-term responsibility to communities where MTN operates, through our corporate social responsibility program,” noted Molapisi.
Minister of Transport and Communication, Honourable Brian Mushimba said MTN Zambia’s long term investment in Zambia is a testament to the partnership that the company has enjoyed with the people of Zambia. Citing the 13 years that MTN has been operating in Zambia, Mushimba noted that MTN’s investment in new, permanent head offices was an encouraging sign that the company is willing to stay in the market even as government has opened up the sector for more investment and players through the recent awarding of a license for a fourth mobile operator.