WEZZOU Ghana Limited, an emerging online platform that sells and delivers high-quality grocery packages has launched a Chop-box service with the aim of delivering provisions to students in the convenience of their hostel and dormitories.
The Wezzou Chop-box Service is designed to help boarding students in JHS and SHS get their essential supplies in school quicker, conveniently and at an affordable price paid for by their parents using digital payment platforms.
Speaking at the launch of the product in Accra last Wednesday, Miss Pamela Agba, Managing Director of Wezzou said technology has changed and continues to change everything in the world of today; from education, learning, doing business and providing for the needs of loved ones.
“Today Door-to-Door services and online platforms have brought goods, consumers, payment and product delivery closer than ever before.”
She said in their bid to innovate and take advantage of the technology space, Wezzou has found the need to address the challenges of grocery shopping for students in various educational institutions.
“It is on record that majority of students break bounds and sneak out of school under the pretense of getting food or buying provisions due to shortages and thus exposing themselves to unforeseen risks of accidents, theft and bad company.”
The Chop-box Service is, therefore, an innovative approach to problem solving where both customers and consumers (students) are very much assured of our timely delivery, quality products, discounted prices and excellent customer service, Miss Agba noted.
She added that the service among others things seeks to be a stress free and risk-free alternative for Guardians to provide for the upkeep of their wards, whilst cutting cost and the time associated with commuting to provide groceries.
“Our groceries come in packs – Aseda for 100, Nhyira for 185, Adom for 230, and Adepa for 400, we, therefore, help parents decide on a regular basis what food items can be supplied to their wards.
“We know how busy life can get and how easily one can run out of grocery just when they need them, Wezzou is not just for students but for homes as well.”
Miss Agba told Business Finder that packages can be delivered to any school within 24 hours after purchase.
Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) who represented the Minister for Education, Mr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, said technology continues to change lives on daily basis and it has become important for rapid adaptation.
She said the needs and demands of modern day living particularly in urban areas were such that taking provisions to one’s ward in school can no more be taken for granted.
“I am confident that this service will provide the vital service particularly in our boarding schools and make life much easier and convenient for both parents and students.”
She noted that students need time and peace to concentrate on their studies and, therefore, services that would enable them to do so were welcomed.
She encouraged technology providers to continue challenging themselves to develop tools that can ease lives in our ever changing society and Ghana cannot afford to miss out on these exciting developments
She congratulated Wezzou for their innovative and exiting product and promised that GES would support the initiative.