Tigo to splash smartphones in Nane Nane show

Farmers and visitors to this year’s Nanenane exhibition can look forward to acquiring highly discounted smartphones from Tigo in a bid to give as many Tanzanians access online content.

Announcing Tigo’s participation in this year’s Nanenane exhibition at a press conference held in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Corporate Communications Manager John Wanyancha said the low cost smartphones is part of the company’s objective to promote digital lifestyle transformation by giving Tanzanians access to the Internet through their mobile phones.

“Our aim is to expose people to the world of unlimited social and economic opportunities. 

"We encourage visitors to the Nanenane exhibition to pass by Tigo pavilion to view our broad range digital products and most important, walk away with an Internet connected smartphone at highly discounted price,” Mr Wanyancha said.

Other products to be displayed by the company at Nanenane, which will be held at national level in Lindi this year, include Tigo Kilimo - a service tailored to meet the needs of farmers by giving them information about the availability of fertilisers, markets for their products and weather forecast.

Tigo is the main sponsor of Nanenane this year. 

“We encourage farmers in the southern regions of Mtwara, Coast and Lindi to visit our pavilion and learn on how to access essential information about farming from the convenience of the phones,” Mr Wanyancha said noting that Tigo Kilimo is also accessible through feature phones.

The press conference was attended by the Chairman of Tanzania Agricultural Society (TASO) Engelbert Moyo who said this year’s Nanenane exhibition will attract exhibitors from the telecoms, mining, agroprocessing, energy, forestry, tourism, livestock and the bee-keeping industry.

“All key government institutions will also attend the exhibition including the ministries of Agriculture, food Security and Cooperatives; Industry and Trade; Natural Resources and Tourism; Energy and Minerals; Livestock Development and Fisheries; Home Affairs; Defence; among others.

“And as always, we expect key government officials to visit the exhibition including the Zanzibar President Dr Ali Mohamed Shein who is scheduled to formally open this year’s Nanene ,” Mr Moyo said.
Source: Daily News, reported by Masambe Tambwe, from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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