MTN Ghana has embarked on another giant move by collecting over 100, 00 waste bottles at James Town Beach as part of its 2018, annual employee volunteer program dubbed “21 Days of Y’ello Care” 1st – 21st June 2018 was themed: “Creating a Brighter Future.”

And one of the projects dubbed “Y’ello Goes Green” project, which commenced on 6th June 2018 is aimed at recycling waste plastic bottles from the environment.

To gather enough raw material for recycling, MTN staff embarked on an activity to harvest waste bottles which have been washed ashore at the James Town Beach. Over 100,000 used plastic bottles have been collected so far with more being harvested till 21st June 2018.

The plastic bottles harvested from the beach have been deposited at Nelplast Ghana Limited (a Ghanaian Company which recycles plastic waste) and will eventually be recycled into building and pavement blocks. In addition to collecting the plastic bottles, MTN Staff volunteers cleaned up James Town beach with the aim of supporting national efforts at managing waste. This activity was organized in partnership with Zoomlion Ghana.

Commenting on the exercise, the Acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr. Samuel Koranteng said he believes the exercise was the right step at the right time. “I am extremely excited that MTN staff through 21 Days of Y’ello Care Campaign have committed to clear the beach of some plastic waste. It is our way of helping save our environment and create opportunities for employment.”

“MTN is an environmentally friendly company that adopts initiatives to reduce the impact of the company’s activities on the environment. At MTN, we work to protect and create shared value for our customers and stakeholders through sustainable business practices,” he added.

MTN Volunteers across the country will continue the 21 Days of Y’ello Care activities by donating computers to Accra Technical Training College. In partnership with Youth for Development (IYD), MTN staff will also train Zongo youth in general ICT and coding.

MTN staff will also embark on a cleanup campaign at James Town Beach and its environs with Zoomlion after the collection of the plastic bottles. In addition to these, some selected youth from deprived communities across the country will be trained in soap and bead making, batik production and leather works.

The 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign is also a competition amongst MTN’s 22 operating companies across MTN Group. The Operating country which secures the highest number of staff involved in volunteerism and projects with remarkable impact wins the ultimate prize of $100,000 to be reinvested in community projects.

MTN Ghana remains one of the most awarded country for volunteerism and projects picking up Leadership Award in 2016, Integrity Award in 2015, Innovation Project award in 2014, ICT Project, 2013, overall Y’ello Care Challenge winners for two years 2010 & 2011 and the 2008 WECA (West and Central Africa) Regional award.



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