7,000 Women in Chipata to Benefit From Information Project, Kingsley Kaswende
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Over 7,000 women in rural Chipata are to benefit from agricultural marketing information project called the Chipata Women’s Mobile SMS project initiated by One World Africa (OWA) and Celtel Zambia.
The project is an information for development project that aims to help women in rural areas of Chipata to access agricultural marketing price information and to disseminate the availability of produce for potential buyers through the use of SMS (short message service).
One World Africa, a Zambian registered non-governmental organisation focusing on information and communication technologies for development has launched the K60 million-worth programme in conjunction with mobile service provider Celtel.
OWA executive director Priscilla Jere said the programme would also help the women in advocacy by bringing out their opinions on topical national issues such as poverty, the poverty reduction strategy process and the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) completion point, among others.
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Source: The Post (Lusaka)