When it comes to embracing tech, the Harare City Council has been saying all the right things.
Last year they announced a few interesting tech-based initiatives;
- Traffic cameras coming to the CBD by 2019
- An app for citizens to pay bills and lodge complaints
- The Council decided to go paperless
- Councilors demanding iPads!
Ok maybe the last one is not as progressive for citizens but you can’t deny, the guys are tech-savvy.
Anyway in the City Council’s latest bid to embrace tech, they have announced that they will begin using Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (AUVs) more popularly known as Drones for surveillance.
The Council posted a simple tweet outlining why they will be adopting the technology:
Harare City to use drone technology to identify structures and activities at residential properties.
Many of the reactions to the tweet were crying about invasion of privacy but I don’t necessarily see the problem with adopting this tech, especially if the rules of use are clearly laid out.