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MTN To Terminate Contract Of Staff Who Refuse To Take COVID-19 Vaccination

Africa’s largest telecommunication company, MTN is set to make vaccination against Covid-19 for their staff compulsory from January with exemptions given on “certain clearly defined grounds”.

“For those staff who are not exempt from vaccinations either through risk assessment or agreed exclusions but still refuse vaccination, MTN will not be obliged to continue the employment contract,” the South Africa-based company said in a statement.

“The science is clear. Vaccination against Covid-19 reduces rates of serious infections, hospitalisation, and death,” MTN Group chief executive officer Ralph Mupita said.

“As an employer, we have a responsibility to ensure that our workplaces are guided by the highest standards of health and safety, and that has informed our decision to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for our staff,” he added.

“The fight against Covid-19 needs a global, comprehensive and equitable allocation of vaccines,” Mr Mupita added.

MTN has a presence in 17 African countries, including Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Zambia.

The Government of Ghana has also indicated that come January, commercial drivers, Government workers, students and users of public spaces will be expected to provide proof of vaccination that is they would have to show their Covid-19 vaccination card.

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