Bayelsa partners IT firm on technology usage
The Bayelsa State Government has partnered a private IT firm, to organise hackathon, a tech event, where coders and programmers work in teams to provide solutions to problems using technology.
Speaking during the programme, Co-founder, iVillaSquare, Abiye Nyanabo, coordinator of the Yenagoa smart city hackathons, said the 24-hour event was to help identify everyday problems that affect the state and provide easy, usable IT solutions.
“What this means is that you can use your phone, you can use any phone to register for health insurance the same way you would have done, if you are working in the civil service.
“It means that an old woman in Kaiama or any of these local government areas, can be part of the health insurance scheme by paying a premium through recharge cards or whatever it is and she can walk into any health facility and get solutions. That’s the accessible health insurance we talk about,” he said.
He added that during the event, the participants created a platform that brings together farmers and traders in all the markets in the state just by using a device that would give them the average price of goods in all the markets.