MTN Partners NACOB *To sensitise youth on drug use, abuse


Telecommunication giant, MTN, in partnership with the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has organised a sensitisation programme for the teeming youth of Manhean in the Tema metropolis where officials interacted with pupils on the dangers of drug use and abuse.

The event, which took place last week, was one of the various engagements the telecommunication company has lined up to mark the 21 Days Y’ello Care month of June.

A total of 10 schools comprising both private and public including Manhean Senior High School were assembled at the Manhean durbar ground where pupils were taken through the dangers associated with engaging in vices that undermine their humanness and making them incapacitated in the long round.

That, according to the NACOB officials, reduces their ability to give out their hundred percentage performance at any worthwhile and profitable activity.

Addressing the press, the Human Resource Executive at MTN, Ms Amma Benneh-Amponsah, bemoaned the high spate of drug addiction among the youth in the country and particularly in that part of the country for which reason her outfit has initiated a programme to salvage the workforce and future leaders from drowning in drug.

According to her, MTN is customer related and considering the fact that the youth form the large chunk of the population, it was proper to join in the fight against drug use and addiction among the youth.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Supervisor and Demand Reduction at NACOB, Ms Juddy Mensah, has lauded the initiative, and called on other corporate organisations to emulate the footsteps of MTN.



Story: Prosper KWAKU SALASSY

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