MTN, being one of the renowned telecommunications network in the country in collaborated with Narcotic Control Board(NACOB) has educated pupils on substance abuse as part of their 21 days of Y’ello care initiatives.
The Program which was held at Tema brought together 10 different Junior High Schools with a total population of about 500 pupils. This became necessary due to the expedited cases of Drug Abuse in our part of the country which is ignited by peer pressure most at times, lack of parental care, curiosity and adventurous behavior of the youth and low self-esteem.
According to Juddy Mensah, the Divisional Supervisor for Demand Reduction, NACOB said Drug addiction common affect the brain compared to other related diseases such as hypertension.
She entreats all the youngsters in the country to be disciplined in school and avoid bad companies in order not to be lured into that dangerous act.
She also went further to encourage other private institutions to emulate the footsteps of MTN in order to help educate the youth on the dangers of drug abuse.
Amma Benneh Amponsah, the Human Resource Executive of MTN noted that the youth are the most affected ones in the society who abuses drugs despite the health implications exposed.
She stressed that they will continue to sustain the initiative to educate more schools, institutions and communities on the dangers of drug abuse.