Youth unemployment, drug abuse will be high on the agenda as telecom giant, MTN Ghana, outdoors its 2019 edition of 21 days of Y’ello Care.
Instituted 12 years ago, Y’ello Care gives MTN staff the opportunity to volunteer their services by working in communities to make life easier for beneficiaries through various projects implemented.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to launch the event in Kumasi, Nii Adotey Mingle, General Manager, MTN Northern Business District, bemoaned the increasing rate of youth unemployment in the country describing the situation as “alarming”.
He, however, stressed that MTN Ghana, as part of the Y’ello Care have chosen to realize several projects nationwide that will benefit the youths, and address the problem of drug abuse which is today a national priority area by government.
Employees of MTN, Mr Mingle noted, will be deployed to selected institutions across the Northern Sector to educate the youth on substance abuse and its negative impact on the society.
The project which will be replicated across the country, is in partnership with the National Youth Authority, the Narcotic Control Board, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Pharmacy Council.
The theme for this year’s Y’ello Care is; “Creating a brighter future our youth”.
The program which runs from 1st to 21st of June 2019, is expected to be replicated in about 22 countries including Ghana.
Source: Daily Mail GH