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JOHANNESBURG - MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as vice-president of the expanded Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) region, effective October 1.

The group said the role became vacant when Godfrey Motsa was appointed chief executive of MTN South Africa.

MTN president and chief executive Rob Shuter said Asante was a great talent and business leader. Asante has been chief executive of MTN Ghana since July 2015. 

“His appointment to this new role not only speaks to our strong bench strength, but the pool of talent we have within MTN. Ebenezer will bring great value to the group leadership team, to the benefit of our people and customers across the MTN footprint,” Shuter said.

The new SEAGHA region will comprise the mobile operations in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, South Sudan, Botswana and Swaziland as well as the MTN ISPs in Kenya, Namibia and Botswana. The group said the inclusion of Ghana within SEAGHA re-balances the workload across MTN Group’s regional structures.