Drugs and violence amongst youths in Cameroon at the centre of discussions at the National Assembly
The CEO of MTN Cameroon led a powerful delegation to the National Assembly on the occasion of the conference-debate organized by the company on Thursday, 20 June 2019, under the theme “Drugs and violence amongst youths in Cameroon”.
Chaired by the Right Honourable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, Speaker of the National Assembly, this action falls within the framework of our 21 Days of Y’ello Care social programme, notably the MTN Global Y’ello Care Day, which focuses on the causes that affect youths. In total, 300 social stakeholders (pupils, students, young MPs, parents, teachers, etc.) will participate in the activities led by experts, who will facilitate the various discussion panels. Through this meeting, MTN Cameroon intends to contribute to the various ongoing initiatives promoted at the highest level of the State by the President of the Republic, who has created an Inter-Ministerial Committee against the cultivation, marketing and consumption of narcotics.
The Ministries of Posts and Telecommunications, Secondary Education, Public Health, Social Affairs, Youth and Civic Education among others, took part in the deliberations as partners of the event.
This event also includes the organization of a hackathon, application development competition, which will allow young developers representing several universities and higher education institutions to demonstrate their creative ingenuity in the field of digital innovation for the benefit of our youth.