Orange Botswana launches 1-2-4 service

Orange Botswana in partnership with Human Network International (HNI) has introduced the new mobile information service called 1-2-4.

HNI is a global development organisation dedicated to bringing the benefits of technology to individuals and organisations working in the developing world.

This mobile information service is aimed at providing critical information on Health, Agriculture, Weather, Wildlife and National Parks at no cost.

The service is freely available on Orange network in both Setswana and English via short text messages (sms) or voice calling.

Orange Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Benon said the system is designed to be user friendly even for people with low level of literacy and does not require the user to be technologically savvy. He said their subscribers would easily access essential information to keep them in tune with what matters the most at anytime, anywhere with the language they understand.

“This service was made by several stakeholders who provide accurate, useful and relevant content. Ministry of Health and Wellness provide health tips, Ministry of Agriculture information for farmers and Metrological Services will continuously update weather conditions. Department of National Parks will provide information on animal control, license and permits,” said Benon

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