AFTER the successful launch of the hi-tech Motobus that has taken to preaching the Motorola gospel in rural areas, Motorola has come up with yet another quality product.
Thursday saw the launch of the Motopower-kiosk for no more worthier cause than women empowerment.
Through local administrators, Motorola staff will select 50 entrepreneurial Ugandan women to spearhead the project that will see them running their own Motopower kiosks.
The women have to be underprivileged but hardworking, just like Kawempeâ€™s Sophia Nansubuga, the first beneficiary who also graced the launch cocktail at Serena Hotel.
At 32, the Primary Seven drop-out has had to struggle through life, selling matooke, but now as a â€œMotowomanâ€ she will be able to earn more bread for her family.
The kiosks, launched globally on the same day, will offer free solar-powered mobile phone recharge services for Motorola phones, powering up to 20 phones at a time.
In addition to sales, kiosk owners will get income through the provision of on-site repair services and can also operate as a local â€œphone boothâ€ for those who do not own or have access to a mobile phone.
Tangaza Uganda, Motorolaâ€™s activation team, who also designed the Motobus, spent six months developing the kiosk, whose concept was hatched last year at Serena Hotel.
The Motopower team will be provided with an introductory business start-up package, including four Motorola handsets and a business skills training course.
â€œThe Motopower initiative is the first of its kind for women in Africa,â€ said Nikesh Patel, the senior sales director, Mobile Devices business, Motorola Africa.