As part of MTN’s yearly celebration of MTN Yellow Care, the telecommunication company has trained 50 youth in employable skills, including beads making, digital solutions, and facial makeup in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region.
In an interview with the Territory Sales Coordinator of MTN, Upper East Region, Richard Asamane, he said the training formed part of MTN giving back to society to ensure the youth had brighter entrepreneurial skills.
Aside the entrepreneurial skills training, which included sandals and beads making, this year’s MTN Yellow Care celebration also focused on educating the youth on the dangers of drug abuse, so as to reduce the increasing cases amongst the youth in the region.
Richard Asamane said statistics from the World Health Organisation indicated that substance abuse amongst the youth in the world was frightening, hence, the need for his outfit to educate the youth in the various communities on the dangers of substance abuse, and how they could channel their energies into profitable ventures.
The celebration was dubbed, “Creating a brighter future for our youth.”
It brought together youth from various communities in the region to share and learn from their colleagues on ways that could help them build a brighter future.
In a related development, MTN Ghana has launched “MoMo @10 Consumer Promo” in Bolgatanga as part of activities to mark the 10th Anniversary of the MTN Mobile Money service. The launch was preceded by awareness creation on some products of MTN Ghana, and also the use of the mobile money platform for daily transactions.
Speaking to the media in Bolgatanga, the MTN Mobile Money Implementation Manager in charge of Northern Region, Tawfiq Moomen, said as part of the celebration, MTN was giving 200 percent bonus to customers after every top-up from June 6 to August 3, 2019, and at the end of each month, 1,000 customers will be rewarded with prizes, including a Hyundai i10 salon car, Samsung TV sets, and E-cash.