MTN Ethiopia, the country’s subsidiary of the MTN Group in partnership with Addis Ababa University are set to stir women innovation and entrepreneurship in the country by launching prize awarding programs.
The partners will award top business ideas and inventions by women.
According to Happy-Girl Buthelezi, MTN country manager for Ethiopia speaking to Ethiopia’s The Reporter young girls are not as active in ICT as boys. MTN therefore wants to award innovative and new business ideas by women.
The top will women will get scholarships to attend the University of South Africa (UNISA) for business related courses while Samsung and other firms in the country will also help the girls with IT software and hardware tools and education.
MTN Group Limited is a multinational mobile communications and ICT firm operating in over 23 countries in Middle East and Africa with over 180 million subscribers.