Tingo Mobile, a mobile solutions provider in Africa, has launched Market Box Nigeria, an app to provide security solutions in the fight against violence against women in the country.
The mobile app was developed in partnership with the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to fight the scourge of insecurity and other all forms of violations against women, as well as providing women with access to information, the technology company said.
Uwa Obaze, Managing Director of Tingo Mobile, said that Market Box Nigeria would provide security solutions particularly for women and youths.
“The Market Box will empower women and youths in business and make the latest mobile technology and applications available to them thus creating at least five million new opportunities,” he said.
Onyeka Onwenu, Director General of NCWD, said the app would help address some of the security challenges faced by women and positively impact their lives.
“We are going to emphasise the use of these phone applications. With the security situation in the country especially in the North East, I hope the security agents are listening to us and that we can all put our heads together to see how best we can utilize this application,” Onwenu said.