The CEO of Techfrica, Al-Hassan Hafiz has set up a gofundme account calling on Africans both home and in the diaspora to help sustain the platform after maintenance cost skyrocketed following over 100,000 downloads within a space of 72hours.
The information attached to the gofundme indicated that “What this surge in numbers means is that, there is a financial obligation to better manage and sustain the platform”
The reality is that running an application demands extensive financial support; in the case of Signal, a US messaging application, the owners of the platform received massive support from donors through crowd-funding and grants to help sustain their operation. We can also do it in Africa by supporting what is ours.
The CEO of Supfrica explained that the company will need financial support to ensure that, the server is increased, the OTP which allow users to receive 6 digit code to be able to access the platform, pay staff working tirelessly behind the scene to make updates and address the genuine concerns and suggestions of users.
According to him, 90% of Techfrica’s resources was initially invested in a music streaming platform named Audiofrica, which was created for African musicians and content creators to earn from their talents through pay per stream which reduced the fund available to take care of Supfrica before the sadden jump in numbers.
The team expressed gratitude to media partners including EYEGAMBIA and individuals who helped push the product this far. Kindly find below the gofundme link and support in your own small way.
Gofundme link: Support Supfrica Platform