Gabon: Orema makes prepaid meter management easy

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : lundi, 13 juin 2022 11:43

In most African countries, the digital transformation prompted by Covid-19 has continued unabated after the pandemic.   This is also the case in Gabon, where entrepreneurs have partnered with the electric and water utility SEEG to develop a tech solution that makes life easier for prepaid meter users.

Orema is a mobile app developed by the eponymous Gabonese startup founded by  Jean Claude Birane Ndiaye and  Scarlett Pindji. It allows users to manage their prepaid electric meters right from their smartphones or a web platform. 

The solution was developed when co-founder Birane Ndiaye noticed how difficult it usually was to load prepaid meters during the rainy season since such meters are generally installed outside. With Orema, users no longer have to move an inch to check their prepaid meter balance and monitor their consumption in real-time. They can also load the meter via mobile money. All they have to do is to install a smart control box next to the prepaid meter, install the mobile app, or connect to the smart box via the web platform. 

Since its launch, Orema’s developer has received several awards. In 2019, it joined Gabon Digital Incubation Company (SING SA)’s fourth accelerator program, Innovation Cohort 4.0. The following year, it won the first prize in the national digital business competition.

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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