Telecoms giant MTN Ghana has joined the public eulogising of the nation’s former Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, as the nation mourns the late foremost politician and leader.
MTN has expressed its sadness at what it described as the untimely passing of the former Vice President.
Speaking on behalf of the communications company, Michael Ikpoki, Chief Executive, said they wished to extend their heartfelt condolences to the former second lady, Mrs. Mahama, and their family. He also joined the government and people of Ghana in mourning the loss of Mahama.
Describing the influence of the former Vice President on Ghana and Africa, the MTN boss said the nation and the continent had lost a great man. He described the late VP as one of Africa’s selfless leaders, someone who dedicated his life to the service of the people, and his efforts at instilling discipline as a way of life.
“I express my deepest and sincere condolences at this sudden loss. As an African multinational, MTN believes this is a sad moment for Ghanaians, having lost a President and a former Vice President in the same year,” the CEO said.
In his own remark, Chief Operations Executive of MTN Group Ahmad Farroukh described
his early reactions to the news of the death of the former VP.
“I received with shock and utmost grief, the sad news of the passing of the former Vice
President. I can only imagine the sense of loss all Ghanaians are feeling at this second loss of a leader. Please, accept my sincere condolences, as I commiserate with all Ghanaians at this trying time,” Ahmad said.