Sauti has successfully designed, developed and deployed our mobile trade and market information platform on the Kenya-Tanzania border. To access the Sauti platform in Tanzania, all you have to do is dial *149*46*1# on your Vodacom or MTN mobile network. The trade and market information is available to users in Kiswahili the national language and in English. Users can access commodity market prices, an exchange rate calculator and submit reports on their border experience that can help improve the trade environments in the region. The Sauti platform will promote a better trade environment for the traders and enable them to trade legally, safely and profitably across borders.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to roll out a full launch of the platform on the Tanzania side of the border, but this will take place as soon as we are safely able to plan a launch event and invite more traders for sensitization activities.