By Bernard Buachi
MTN Ghana Monday launched this year’s Y’ello Care; MTN’s 21 days staff volunteer programme.
During the launch which took place at the company’s Northern Business District Headquarters at Nhyiaeso, General Manager Nii Adotey Mingle encouraged the staff to participate and give off their best during the 21 days of voluntary work with various communities.
This year’s Y’ello Care focuses on the Youth and Drug abuse and will also train selected youth in various trade modules expected to arm them with income earning skills such as bead making, computer programming etc. Others will also be mentored as CEOs by successful CEOs within the period.
Mr. Mingle disclosed that a number of important partners including the National Youth Authority, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s psychiatric Department and a few others have been brought on board this year’s 21 days Y’ello Care to help make it more impactful.
He said the NYA is relevant because they are the umbrella organization for the country’s youth and already have relevant data and expertise in youth related matters whiles the Psychiatric Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital will help provide the requisite assessments and counseling services for the youth that will be encountered during the 21 days.
MTN donates to Muslim community
MTN Ghana before the launch of the Y’ello Care activities donated items worth five thousand Cedis and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Muslim community in the Ashanti region.
The donation which included a ram, bottles of soft drinks, boxes of cooking oil, packs of drinking water, and bags of rice is to express their support for the Muslim community as they end their month-long fast.
Head of General Trade for MTN’s Northern Business District; Simon Amoh who led the donation recounted that MTN has maintained a great relationship with the Muslim Community and has maintained this donation exercise for over a decade. He revealed that MTN continues to search for innovative ways to provide value for the Muslim community who form a significant fraction of their clientele.
Sheik Ustaz Ahmed Seidu who received the items on behalf of the Ashanti regional Chief Imam said the items will be disbursed to various segments of the Muslim community with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable. He said the poor should not have to beg when the fast is being broken and believed that the donations will help put a smile on the face of all Muslims who were breaking their fast.
The leadership of the Muslim community was full of gratitude for the gesture and hoped the relationship will continue.