Mobile phone application launched in Lebanon to report electricity waste
The Muhanna Foundation, a non-profit organization, launched a free mobile phone application called “Waffir” that aims to provide anonymous reporting of street lamps that are lit in daytime across Lebanon.
It said that street lights that are turned on during the day constitute a waste of energy and resources to citizens and the government alike and, therefore, should be reported immediately. It pointed out that the application empowers any citizen to easily communicate the time and place of the wrongly-lit street lamp.
The foundation said that it will administer the application and notify each municipality on a weekly basis of any lamp that is wrongly turned on for more than two days, and will notify the media if a municipality fails to respond to three consecutive weekly reports.
Source: Lebanon This Week – Byblos Bank