Ghana’s homegrown Instant Messenger rivalling Whatsapp

March 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Saya Mobile, a Ghanaian mobile messaging company, on Tuesday revealed their product, “Saya”, at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. Described as Africa’s Whatsapp equivalent, it is intended to make sending messages fun and affordable.

Saya founders at the launch event. (image:

Robert Nii Lante Lamptey, Saya Mobile CEO, says the app was created to leverage existing technology to deliver a mobile messaging service at a far cheaper rate.

According to Lamptey, Saya is 1000 times cheaper than SMS, bringing mobile users a chat application that enables them stay in touch with their phone contacts via unlimited messages and images.

According to Badu Boahen Amankwaa, Saya Chief Technology Officer, Saya was designed for all, stressing the application works on most low-end phones.

Saya also allows users chat with their Facebook contacts and join in location based chats with others, Amankwaa added.

The app is available for download here.

Staff writer

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