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Ministry of Defence and USP developing app where people can report suspicious activities associated with hard drugs

Ministry of Defence and USP developing app where people can report suspicious activities associated with hard drugs

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 07/11/2019
It is anticipated that the Narcotics App will be completed by February 2020

An app aimed at providing people a platform to report suspicious activities associated with hard drugs within their respective communities is being designed and developed by the Ministry of Defence and National Security in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific.

It is anticipated that the Narcotics App will be completed by February 2020.

Planned features for the app include reporting of intel to nearby Police stations and an awareness portal for periodic alerts, news, information on drugs and its effects.

A counseling portal for those who are or having second thoughts about drug use as well as emergency or help contacts of all agencies will be made available on the app.

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence and National Security, Manasa Lesuma says the use of the University’s resources coupled with Government intelligence and information will ensure the effective and efficient design and development of the app.

USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia say the University through the Faculty of Science, Technology, and Environment will work closely with the Ministry in facilitating the app.

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