LUSAKA, Zambia – 16 November 2021 – The Zambian Government’s decision to create a ministry specifically responsible for technology and science is evident of its resolve to leverage technology in driving the nation’s economic transformation agenda.
This is according to Gilbert Lungu, Country Manager, Zambia at Cellulant, who made the remarks during a courtesy call paid to the Minister of Science and Technology, Honourable Felix Mutati.
As a digital payments and technology leader, he further stressed the important role digital payments will play in the technology strategy of the Government.
“Integrating digital payments into the economies of emerging and developing nations addresses crucial issues of broad economic growth and individual financial empowerment.”
“The benefits of digital payments go well beyond the convenience many people in developed economies associate with technology. They lower the cost and increase the security of sending, paying, and receiving money. The resulting increase in financial inclusion is also vital to women’s empowerment. And at Cellulant, we’re excited and feel the weight of responsibility of leading this cashless drive particularly through mobile payments in the retail sector.” he said.
He further stated, “Our new solution Tingg, has already made it easy for businesses such as Ross Breeders, Real Meat, Chicken Inn/Pizza Inn/Creamy Inn, Lake Harvest and many others to accept mobile money payments by simply dialling *265#. Paying with Tingg provides a seamless 4 step process, on all mobile money channels, that gives the customer an enhanced payment experience.”
Cellulant holds the position that society is being ushered into a new world in which governments, business leaders, technology leaders, the scientific community and citizens need to work together to define the paths that direct these technologies at improving the average Zambian citizen’s living conditions.
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About Cellulant and Tingg
Cellulant is a leading Pan-African financial technology company providing a one-stop digital payments platform. Cellulant uses technology to connect people and their resources, making it easier to do business across Africa.
Cellulant provides a single digital payments platform – named Tingg- addressing the complex payments needs of businesses. Tingg makes it easy to collect and make payments across multiple payment methods in different currencies, with the best customer experience for any business looking to digitise their payments.
Today, Cellulant has an office presence in 18 African countries with a payments platform connecting thousands of businesses with 154 payment options across 35 countries. The platform powers payments for 220M consumers on a single inclusive network allowing for interoperability across Africa.