20 Sep 2011

New Phone Application to Target Corruption

Hervé Djia, a 24-year-old Cameroonian, has decided to use technology in favor of reducing corruption in his country. He has developed the mobile phone application NoBakchich (meaning no more bribes), which aims at curbing corruption in public administrative services.

The application, to be formally launched in August, is currently being tested by 20 business people in Yaoundé and Douala, with the assistance of a local NGO. It offers consumers with up-to-date information on the costs of public service procedures, and its objective is to prevent them from being extorted by corrupt officials.

For the full story on Voice of America, please click here.