Eswatini MTN Acting Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Sibusiso Nhleko.


Following the Eswatini Strategic Roadmap to economic recovery laid out by the Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, the 21 days of Yellow Care, a foundation of Eswatini MTN has promised 300 jobs for the youth. The Prime Minister said the Eswatini Government will create 10 000 jobs per year in the next five years.The project on this year’s 21 Days
of Y’ello Care includes but not limited to creating opportunities through Sustainable Production where 100
youth will be empowered with skills in hand made products, Agri-Business (Bee Keeping), construction of four classrooms at Mpofu Primary School and a round-table discussion on mental health issues through media reports.
“We are aware that this is an ambitious target, however, we are committed to giving it a shot, with all that
we have to make it a living reality,” said Eswatini MTN Acting Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Sibusiso Nhleko.
He was speaking during the 21 Days of Y’ello Care launch held at Ngwenya Glass recently. Part of the reason the 21 Days of Y’ello Group geared to achieve this target is acknowledging that youth unemployment is a major challenge in all MTN markets, of which the Kingdom of Eswatini is part. “As a responsible corporate citizen, acting alongside other like-minded institutions which have chosen to be part of the solution, we are throwing in material support through the 21 Days of Y’ello Care,” he said. Minister of Agriculture Jabulani Mabuza said that they were very
excited to be part of this life-changing corporate social responsibility, reaffirming government’s resolution
to create job opportunities as her a major priority. He said they would love to take part in creating job opportunities in every household. “One of the projects that will be undertaken during this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care is the Bee-keeping project, which will provide great opportunities for young people and adults alike, as well as to engage in income generating projects,” said Mabuza. He added that Bee-keeping is one of the easiest enterprises for anyone including school going children. And its market is vast. What the MTN Foundation is pursuing
through the 21 Days of Y’ello Care is actually complementing what the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives gets to do every day. This corporate social responsibility campaign affords the Ministry of Agriculture an opportunity to contribute to clearing misconceptions about agriculture and further mobilize communities to engage in productive
activities. Mabuza stated that beyond the 21 Days of Y’ello Care, they remain open to partnerships as a ministry
particularly because the world as whole is increasingly moving towards public–private partnerships and are aware that the MTN Foundation is engaged in a whole lot more of corporate social investment activities beyond the 21 Days of Y’ello Care. The minister also appreciated other 21 Days of Y’ello Care partners, which include Afrisam, Macmilian, Eswatini Empowerment Limited, ESWADE, American Embassy, World Vision, Computronics, SWIFT and NDZ amongst others.

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