By Feima Sesay
Orange Sierra Leone on Wednesday 17th August 2022 launched another service called ‘Weda Masta’ to make life easy for their growing number of customers.
The ceremony took place at Orange-SL headquarters, Hill Station in Freetown.
The ‘Weda Masta’ is a value-added service to the number of services Orange Sierra Leone is offering to Sierra Leoneans. The new service enables customers to get relevant information about the weather before leaving their homes for daily or normal activities.
The service comes at a time when the country and other countries across the globe are experiencing and expecting significant changes in climatic conditions as well as extraordinarily heavy downpours with more anticipated in the near future.
One can enjoy the new service by dialling *690# which takes you immediately to several options in the menu. Subscription to this service is daily, weekly or monthly which is indicated by the numbers and depending on the choice of the customer. However, customers can unsubscribe at any time they wish to do so.
Head of Product Executive in the New Business Department at Orange Sierra Leone, Sullaiman Conteh described the new service as unique, noting that weather service is very important. He went on to state that it was a fulfilment of a promise made recently.
“In our meeting last year, we spoke about Orange Energy, and the need to increase the usage of the phone in terms of the weather,” he recounted. He also assured customers that accessing the new service does not require a smart phone, adding that every customer can access the service with any type of phone. It is a service which the least or the last man in the village can enjoy, he noted.
Location, he went on, would not be an issue as any subscriber in Freetown can change location if he/she is in Makeni or in any other part of the country.
“With the new service, one can come out prepared to avoid harsh weather conditions,” Conteh told his audience. He also assured Orange-SL customers of 90% accuracy of the ‘Weda Masta’ service.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Orange Money Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Mansaray said the new service would help farmers, businessmen and petty traders to have accurate information about the weather before going out. He also stated that it would be of great help to government officials as they will know when to organise events, conferences, seminars and workshops.
“The new service is a response to the environment,” Mansaray stated, adding that he sees great benefits ahead if Sierra Leoneans change the way in which they interact with the environment.