#658 EXPANDING OUTREACH, BUSINESS ADOPTION AND SMARTCARD AWARENESS

By mohammedawalsani

Summary

This proposal seek to basically cover the remaining regions I couldn’t cover with my roadshow. Since the beginning of my smartcash work I have received numerous calls in relation to smartcash from all over Ghana requesting for smartcash meetup in their region and that made me so passionate to always work for smartcash. This proposal will expand the smartcash community in Ghana and Africa and also unveil the all the new awesome features releases to attract potential investors and increase the use case. continuous outreach and sensitization will in no doubt make smartcash popular in Ghana and Africa as a whole. There is currently 4 locations where smartcash users can spend their smartcash and that is the first of its kind in Africa.

Description

INTRODUCTION
Ghana is one of the Africa nation where smartcash is growing both merchant adoption and going mainstream as a results of numerous projects that the SmartCash community has funded. SmartCash can be viewed as one of the popular digital currencies in Ghana listed on one of the top crypto/fiat exchange (ebitcoinics.com) and this is as a result of several events carried out by various SmartCash ambassadors in Ghana.

SmartCash is the 5th digital currency to have the Ghanaian cede and naira trading pair on one of the popular fiat exchanges in Ghana.

Currently four (4) businesses accept SmartCash for exchange of goods and services in Ghana and the first country in Africa. This can be attributed to the SmartCash superior POS system over other traditional PoS such as Visa and MasterCard. Businesses that accept SmartCash include ACCRA LUXURY LODGE, BAMFO HOTEL, 3JET SUPPER MARKET and NORTHWIND TECHNOLOGIES with others been in the pipe-line. Jowato.com, an e-commerce website will soon accept SmartCash on their website for shopping. This proposal seek to expand outreach, business adoption and smartcard and signup more businesses in Ghana

This proposal will focus on the western region of Ghana that is currently turning into a hub for both foreign and local investors as a result of oil discovery in the region. The proposal seek to follow similar pattern to the SmartCash roadshow that have been successful in six regions of Ghana. However this has been restructured to minimize cost and maximize output

This proposal will also focus much on getting more people to sign up for SmartCard, onboard businesses and increase the SmartCash use case in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

Several tools such as radio, television interviews and social media campaign will be employed to make the proposal achieve its goal.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Expand the smartcash community in Ghana
  2. Increase smartcash user base through smartcard
  3. Signup more businesses

ACTION PLAN
We will hold 1 hour radio talk to give detail explanation to over 100000 people in the western region

  1. We will have a meet up with diverse group of people from the region to educate them about smartcash and demonstrate to them how to create wallet and buy from exchanges

  2. We will have an hour TV discussion on JOYNEWS TV which will be repeated for more people to view
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  3. We will help participants to create smartcard, print for them with our printer and how to use the card

  4. We will training interested participants to further expand outreach in this region and beyond

WHAT WE HAVE DONE
we have done a lot of activities through our roadshow and evidence can be found in the following links:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf3XThZstic
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWhnQTePCi0
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJJOgcfUfoM
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GTjfdX-Mo4
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQblrdRpcS8&t=384s
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWzmNIOkd44&t=32s
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ULbd3JzIOw&t=226s
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swrjr9BoFfw&t=1625s
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai6wNP-fEoo&t=727s
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkgfZjTSjiQ
    MODE OF ASSESSMENT:
    1. The community will receive updates both pictures and videos on our YouTube, twitter and Facebook.
    2. TV discussion can be streamed live and downloadable link will be available
    3. Radio interview will be live on facebook/twitter and tunein
    4. The community can always request for any information deemed neccesary on the progress of the work
    5. Reports and articles will be published

BUDGET

ITEM QUNTITY UNIT PRICE($USD) AMOUNT($USD)
Venue IDAY 450 450
Accommodation for five people 4 50 1000
Feeding five people 4 30 600
Transportation 5 100 500
T-shirts 100 6 600
Bannars 5 20 100
Pull-up Banner 2 83 166
Fliers and stickers 1000 0.24 240
Printing Smartcash Brochure 200 3 600
Refreshment 150 3 450
TV interview(JOYNEWS) 1 2200 2200
Radio interview 1HOUR 500 500
Printing smartcard for 50 participants 50 5 250
Token to newbies 100 1 100
Token for team 5 100 500
TOTAL     8256
CONTIGENCY(3/100*8256)     247.68
GRAND TOTAL     8503.68

Categories

Outreach

Milestones

Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
August 04, 2018 5,803.68 345,126.54 * Main event including business visit. -
August 29, 2018 2,200.00 130,827.06 * we will hold one hour TV interview with JOYNEWS exclusively on smartcash and blockchain which will be viewed by over 500000 people with live streaming link for community to participate -
September 06, 2018 500.00 29,733.42 * one hour exclusive smartcash radio interview/discussion which will be listened by over 50000 people in the region and above -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 8,503.68
  • Estimated SMART: 505,687.03
  • Estimated BTC: 2.58911759

Schedule

  • Created Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Voting Deadline: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 00:59:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones

Status

  • Not Funded

Votes

18.93%
Yes (4,072,074.08)
77.58%
No (16,691,219.01)
3.49%
Abstain (750,710.87)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
2018-08-10 05:15:44 Proposal created. Waiting for approval. -
2018-08-15 00:59:12 Open voting. Deadline up to 2018-08-29 00:59:12. (slpin1) -
2018-08-28 00:59:40 Last 24 hours of the vote. Σ 3687668.39527 Σ 16198325.42365
2018-08-29 00:59:40 Voting closed. Status: Not Funded. -

Comments

  • William 08/15/2018 15:06

    Thank you for your proposal. I think there is an error with date of first milestone ;) Can you tell me more about JOYNEWS ? ( What kind of content do it broadcast ? Is it a local or a regional TV channel ? ) Anyone can pay them to have a show ? How is it work ? Who organizes and chooses the content of the show ?

  • mohammedawalsani 08/16/2018 19:35

    Thanks for your enquiry William. 1. Joynews is a commercial multi-media news channel in Ghana, channel #421 on DStv 2. They broadcast both news and entertainment and run advertisement for both foreign and locals businesses 3. Joynews is local TV channel that can be viewed all over the world using their live streaming and satellite. 4. Because they are commercial anybody can pay and have a their contents broadcast if it conforms to their standards and not contrary to Ghana communication regulations . We have chose Joynews because of their flexibility and affordability of their services.This our last interview link https://youtu.be/XQblrdRpcS8

  • bhm777 08/17/2018 01:46

    First of all, thank you for educating people in Ghana about SmartCash and crypto currencies in general. If you could post links to your prior accepted proposals that would be helpful, and may sway people to vote yes. Great to see that you restructured to minimize costs. The only glaring mistake is the date of your first milestone. Anyways, I hope you eventually receive funding to continue your work in Ghana.

  • mohammedawalsani 08/17/2018 01:57

    Thank you @bhm777 for your kind words and compliment. This the links to my previous accepted proposals https://vote.smartcash.cc/Proposal/Details/SMARTCASH-ROADSHOW-IN-GHANA-WEST-AFRICA https://vote.smartcash.cc/Proposal/Details/SMARTCASH-ROADSHOW-MERCHANT-INTEGRATION-AND-BUSINESS-ADDOPTION

  • nitego 08/17/2018 07:46

    This is my first impression on this proposal: 1. I could not understand your numbers: Accommodation for five people 4 50 1000 ? what does this mean? This is the first line and its not clear what you mean. 2. $30 meals in Ghana? 3. More teeshirts ? How about using banners in the venues and leave out the Teeshirts? 4. There are new terms and conditions that say admin cost can not be more than 15% of the entire amount requested. Have you checked this? Please clarify. Thanks

  • mohammedawalsani 08/17/2018 08:18

    Thank you @nitego for your questions. 1. I have 5people in my team and the cost of accommodation for a day is $50 and the number of days expected is 4days. So the first line item is arrived at by multiplying number of people by #days and cost of accommodation per day. 5×4×$50=$1000 2. $30 is for the whole day feeding cost for each person including water and everything . $30 is for the entire day not 1 meal, including water and everything relating to the meal 3. There is a line item for banners and there will be enough banners at the venue but we are printing the tshirts because it speaks more outside the conference centre and once people see the shirts they ask and some visit the website smartcash.cc on the shirts. 4. I have read the new terms before submitting and I think they audited it before it came live for voting Thank you for these great enquiries