Mo­bile app that can pre­vent vi­o­lence against women set for launch

Daily Trust - - IT WORLD - By Ojoma Akor

A mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion that can pre­vent rape and other vi­o­lence against women and youths is set for launch in Nigeria by June.

De­vel­oped by the Na­tional Cen­tre for Women De­vel­op­ment (NCWD) in part­ner­ship with Tingo Mo­bile Limited, the mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions ac­cord­ing to the de­vel­op­ers will im­prove the lives of Nige­rian women and youth and re­duce vi­o­lence against them.

Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of NCWD, Lady Onyeka On­wenu said the ap­pli­ca­tions were de­vel­oped lev­er­ag­ing on the pop­u­lar­ity of mo­bile phones with women , and all they need do is to down­load the ap­pli­ca­tions with their phones or with Tingo phones.

She said some of the women who need the tech­nol­ogy are in the grass­roots and they in­tend go­ing round the coun­try to en­lighten them about the use and ben­e­fits of the ap­pli­ca­tions.

She said the ap­pli­ca­tions would help to ad­dress our se­cu­rity chal­lenges and vi­o­lence against women as any woman threat­ened or in dan­ger of vi­o­lence can dial the num­ber of the near­est po­lice sta­tion and be lo­cated wher­ever she is.

Founder and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Tingo Mo­bile Limited , a pri­vate indige­nous mo­bile telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany, Dozy Mmobu­osi said the ap­pli­ca­tions will be launched in the coun­try in June and in other parts of West Africa in six months time.

He said if the miss­ing girls ab­ducted from a sec­ondary school in Borno state had ac­cess to the ap­pli­ca­tions they would have been traced by now.

Mmobu­osi said one of the ap­pli­ca­tion to be launched called Mar­ket Box will em­power women and youth thus cre­at­ing five mil­lion jobs. He said it is in such a way that a woman sell­ing yams in Benue State can in­ter­face with buy­ers in Onit­sha and also make pay­ments for in­stance through First Bank Mo­bile Wal­let.

Also ex­plain­ing Tingo mo­bile black hawk se­cu­rity ap­pli­ca­tion, Soft­ware de­vel­oper, Mr Ay­o­dele Ayelomi said the ap­pli­ca­tion will help lo­cate kid­nap­pers and also help as­cer­tain the cur­rent po­si­tion of a mo­bile phone, sta­tion­ary or mov­ing.

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Tingo Mo­bile Limited United King­dom, Jameel Ja­mal said the or­ga­ni­za­tion also plans to in­tro­duce an­other ap­pli­ca­tion on multi level soft­ware which works on the ba­sis of daily con­tri­bu­tions done by women.

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