MTN Cameroon is supporting young women entrepreneurs in the North Region within the context of the work visit carried out this week by Mrs. Mitwa Ng’ambi, CEO of MTN Cameroon, in the city of Garoua,

This support is concretized through a series of activities in the city of Garoua including a Digital Marketing Training Workshop on 15 and 16 March 2023 at the Vocational Training Centre of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family in the North Region. The said training is delivered to about a hundred young women including learners of the Centre, and a selection of disadvantaged girls recommended by the social services of the North Region and Lamidat of Garoua.

The 10 most deserving young women at the end of the training workshop will each receive from MTN Cameroon a financial support worth 500,000 CFA francs which will enable them to equip themselves, become self-employed and gain autonomy to better succeed in their various projects.

The series of activities will culminate in a conference with the CEO of MTN Cameroon as the main guest. In the course of the deliberations, Mitwa Ng’ambi will share with an audience of more than 200 young women, her experience as a woman leader that propelled her to the head of the leading telecommunications company in Cameroon.

These initiatives in favour of young women entrepreneurs in the North Region are part of the month marked by the celebration of the rights of the woman. This also concretizes the commitment made by Mitwa in favour of the education of the girl child during her work visit to the Northern regions in November 2022.

“Today, the connected world we are aiming for offers us many more opportunities. Young women, wherever they are, need to know this and above all benefit from it. Perhaps the journey I have accomplished so far can inspire them to realise their dreams and become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Mitwa.

MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon, is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of  Y’ello Digital Talent on 9 December 2022 at the Cameroon Digital Innovation Centre in Yaounde.

This was during a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng, in the presence of representatives from the Ministries of Higher Education, Secondary Education, Basic Education, and the CEO of MTN Cameroon, Mitwa Ng’ambi.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Yello Digital Talent is a computer programming challenge by which MTN Foundation gets public and private universities as well as higher institutions of learning with computer and technology fields based in Cameroon to compete against each other.

For this first edition, the competing institutions must propose distance education solutions. Potential competitors are invited to form mixed teams of 5 people to represent their schools. They must first register for free via, wherein they will also find the terms and conditions of  Y’ello Digital Talent.

The first phase of the competition will take place at the regional level after which a national final will be organised with the regional winners. In addition to the instant prizes and allowances that range from 1,000,000 FCFA to 2,500,000 FCFA, there are other benefits such as the participation in a high-level incubation programme for the winning team.

“With this competition, MTN enables the youth not only to express their talent and mastery of Information and Communication Technologies, but especially contribute towards accelerating the digital transformation of the country. We can only encourage this type of initiative which is in line with Government’s policy of developing the digital economy,” said Minette Libom Li Likeng.

“MTN is at the forefront of developing digital solutions for Africa’s progress. And this is achieved through inclusive access to quality education using innovative and environmentally friendly solutions.  Y’ello Digital Talent will therefore enable our brilliant students to develop today the solutions of tomorrow; to invent the future. We wish them good luck and we are committed, with our partners to support them in this important mission,” said Mitwa Ngambi, CEO of MTN Cameroon.

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, Mitwa Ng’ambi and her delegation, during her work visit to the Northern part of the country, from 2 to 5 November 2022, made stopovers in Balai in the North Region and Midjivin in the Far North Region.

They interacted with the traditional authorities and population of these two villages, which have in common, the hosting of innovative and environmentally friendly telecommunications infrastructures. Antennas which are solar-powered and do not pollute the community with noise and greenhouse gases from generators. The company has already deployed more than 260 of such antennas in the 10 regions of the country and plans to continue deploying more.

These sites bring communication services closer to rural communities, accelerate digital and financial inclusion and, above all, reduce greenhouse gas emissions while enabling to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 to better preserve the Planet.

MTN, thanks to the initiatives of its ESG strategy, is building tomorrow, today.

MTN, leader in the telecommunications sector in Cameroon is pleased to announce the signing, on 02 June 2022 in Yaounde, of a Collaboration Framework Agreement with the Rural Electrification Agency (AER) to supply its rural sites with solar energy.

The document was initialed by Mr. Moussa Ousmanou, General Manager of AER and Stephen Blewett, CEO of MTN Cameroon, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Water and Energy.

This Framework Agreement specifies the terms and conditions under which AER provides MTN Cameroon with energy produced by its solar power plants. The energy is intended to power MTN Cameroon’s network infrastructure in rural areas, particularly the relay stations.

The implementation of this agreement is already ongoing at pilot sites in the West and Littoral regions. This deployment shall be extended to all 10 regions of the country in the coming months and will accelerate MTN Cameroon’s ESG strategy, of which reducing carbon footprint is one of the main objectives.

“Cameroon plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to at least 25% the total production by 2035*. This agreement with MTN Cameroon provides us with more resources to achieve this goal and enables us to engage with economic stakeholders who are still hesitating. Because the protection of our environment is more than urgent by using clean energies rather than fossil sources whose harmfulness needs not to be overemphasized. This is an emergency which our partner, MTN Cameroon has understood and incorporated in its development strategy,” said the General Manager of AER.

By entering into this partnership with AER, MTN Cameroon is contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while setting conditions conducive to the growth of communities in compliance with the company’s ESG commitments.

“Under the Project Zero, MTN seeks to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. This partnership with AER puts us on the right path to preserve our environment. It is also an opportunity to reduce certain inequalities. People living in rural areas, often excluded from the benefits of modernity, will have access to all telephony, high speed internet and Mobile Money services”, explained Stephen Blewett. “We are going far beyond business by building a sustainable environment for our society at large”, he concluded.


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The network of professionals in the field of communications (COM-PMA) held its annual meeting from 26 to 28 May 2022 in Kribi. The deliberations  centered on the theme: “Attractiveness of Regional and Local Authorities: the challenges of local communications”.

An opportunity seized by MTN Cameroon to invite communication professionals to draw inspiration from certain practices of institutional communication to better sell the attractiveness of villages, cities and regions they are responsible for.

In this regard, MTN’s representative, in his presentation, emphasized the Sustainable Development Goals or Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) criteria as an avenue to follow.

“The regional and local authority is certainly a geographical area, but above all, is the meeting point of several stakeholders. These stakeholders are the priority of the actions to be taken. Communicators must keep this critical detail in mind when they are called upon to advise cities, develop and execute communications strategies for communities,” explains Edouard Tamba of MTN Cameroon’s institutional communications team.

In the case of MTN, the ESG approach is appropriate. It provides the company with a framework that guides its choices by taking into account the priorities of its stakeholders. On inclusion and diversity, for example, the company is aiming for a 50/50 ratio of men to women in its workforce by 2030.

To help alleviate poverty, MTN is deploying its infrastructure on rural communities, providing free access to several communication services to the poorest and accelerating financial inclusion with its MoMo service.

Another critical area is carbon footprint. MTN is committed to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 47% by 2030 and attaining  zero emissions by 2040. In Cameroon, for example, the deployment of solar-powered network infrastructure is one of the ways to achieve these goals.

“Communicators can encourage city councils to adopt this type of indicator to show the relevance of their strategic choices and then make their actions more visible to stakeholders,” recommends Edouard Tamba, taking the example of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.

The series of questions and answers enabled MTN’s representative to further illustrate his point. It should be noted that in addition to this presentation, MTNC supported the organization of this forum in terms of logistics to make the event more visible.