The new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of Cameroon’s leading mobile telephony companies, MTN Cameroon, says the telecommunications company will continue to closely collaborate with the country as its government strives to realize its dream of a fully digital economy in the nearest possible future.

In a meeting with Cameroon’s Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute on 2 September 2020, Stephen Blewett, who officially assumed service as MTN Cameroon CEO on 1 August 2020, also assured that users of the mobile network in the central African nation will in the days ahead witness an improvement in the quality of service.

The meeting with the Prime Minister was Blewett’s first official outing in the country.

MTN Cameroon CEO, Stephen Blewett, speaks with Prime Minister Dion Ngute on 2 September 2020 in Yaounde.

Support for new digital ideas in Cameroon

We are committed to improving our quality of service. That’s one of the things users are going to see immediately, and we have already started doing that. We are also committed to continuing to bring and supporting new digital ideas and concepts, and thirdly to help young people develop in the digital economy domain,” Blewett said after he meets with Dion Ngute.

He said he also met with the top government official to “thank him for the warm welcome received in Cameroon and also to explain to him the commitment of MTN Cameroon in helping grow the telecommunications sector.”

Better digital content for an audience of Cameroon’s state broadcaster

Meanwhile, the new MTN Cameroon CEO, who came in from MTN Benin in the same capacity, has also met with the director-general of Cameroon’s state-owned broadcaster, CRTV. Their discussions bordered on how the two entities can strengthen their collaboration for the production of better digital content for viewers and listeners of the TV and radio components of the media establishment.

MTN Cameroon was created in the year 2000 as a subsidiary of South Africa’s MTN Group. The company has over the years established itself as the biggest mobile telephony company in Cameroon and a strategic partner of the Cameroon government in many sectors including the economy. The company estimates that its services cover about 93% of Cameroon’s population of 26 million people.

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