According to Karl Toriola, MTN Cameroon’s daily activities “employ 200,000 youth”
(Business in Cameroon) – MTN Cameroon’s Managing Director, Karl Toriola (photo), announced at a press luncheon on August 21, 2014 in Douala that the daily activities of his company, the national mobile phone leader, “employ 200,000 youth” and “its impact confirms each day that MTN is an essential player in the national economy, supporting the development of local SMEs and promoting Cameroonian skills.”
Indeed, in addition to its own employees, the telecommunications company employs a network of several hundreds of thousands of young Cameroonians, generally provided by SME underwriters and other commercial partners, for the distribution or long term or short term promotion of its products.
In order to continue supporting Cameroonian youth, prone to challenges such as unemployment, MTN Cameroon announced the launch of a permanent programme to identify and promote young Cameroonian talent in the areas of music, education and football. The programme is called MTN YEP.