Environmental safety app Zoomi to help keep Tunisia safe


screen322x572In a quest to keep the environment safe, clean and protected, the Tunisian ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has Launched a mobile app called ‘Zoomi’, the app has been made to report on environmental abuse. The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Nejib Derouiche announced on Wednesday. Launched by operator Ooredoo, the app “allows its users to report any environmental violations by sending a footage of the incident accompanied by a short description to all the involved parties such as the Ministry of Environment and municipality under the geographic point where the photo was taken, who will then intervene immediately.

The Minister has labelled the programme as one of the five priorities of his department for the first 100 days in office.

Zoomi app is free and available in two languages, (Arabic and French), Zoomi aims to ensure that citizens part take in the national fight against pollution. Zoomi is available for iOS 6.0 users and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Zoomi can be downloaded at the apple store for free.

The ministry aims, in partnership with Ooredoo and the Directorate General of Local Communities at the Ministry of the Interior, to encourage citizens to be involved generally and to develop services affecting them to reduce black spots in different regions.

Derouiche said he was optimistic about the collaboration with the various participants (private companies, organisations and associations) to resolve environmental issues.