by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – MTN South Africa is the new mobile communication provider for the government.
The National Treasury RT15 bid evaluation committee made the appointment.
The RT15 2021 Transversal contract allows for all entities of the state to utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment.
Godfrey Motsa, MTN SA Chief Executive Officer, confirmed the appointment was on a five-year term.
“We are both humbled and honoured by the faith National Treasury has shown in MTN with this critical partnership,” he said.
“A huge team at MTN spent months analysing the state’s requirements and then developing the very best solutions to not only meet those expectations, but to exceed them.”
The executive added, “We are so proud that a company that is South African to its very core, will be delivering to our entities of state.”
It is anticipated the allocation of permanent spectrum will see government services and officials, through the RT15 contract, being important beneficiaries of the spectrum’s immediate value through further enhancements to MTN’s network and expanded reach into currently underserved communities.
Wanda Matandela the Chief Enterprise Officer at MTN SA, said MTN was encouraged by the responsiveness of the bid committee to MTN solutions.
“We look forward to serving our state, as part of the panel of service providers to government, with cost-effective and quality solutions that will help facilitate its work in serving the people of South Africa,” Matandela said.
– CAJ News