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Cellulant joins forces with Lusaka Chamber of Commerce to digitise payments for businesses in Zambia

Chamber of Commerce members can now readily access payment solutions that will enable them to accept payments from their customers ’ preferred mobile money wallet .
Cellulant ’ s payment platform , Tingg , which integrates over 290 banks across Africa , is a one-stop payments aggregator for multinational corporations and small and medium enterprises ( SMEs ), hence the significance of this partnership .
Felix Mutati , Zambia ’ s Minister of Technology and Science , stated : “ Cellulant has bridged the digital payment gap and is delighted to note that businesses are migrating to technologies that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in payment acceptance .”

Cellulant Zambia has signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) with the Lusaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

( LCCI ) to offer digital payments to its member businesses . Lusaka
Gilbert Lungu , Country Manager , Cellulant Zambia , said : “ Since Tingg went live , we have over 700 stores across the country who can receive mobile money payments as well as view and reconcile all transactions via a single platform . The unison of mobile payments negates the need to sign up to multiple payments providers , and we will soon offer banks as an option , giving the consumers more choices from the comfort of their mobile phone .”

Alibaba kicks off new edition of Netpreneur Training Programme for Africa

Alibaba Global Initiatives ( AGI ), a professional training arm of Alibaba Group , has enrolled the second class of more than 360 African entrepreneurs for its Alibaba Netpreneur Training programme at a virtual opening ceremony with support from the Africa ’ s Business Heroes prize competition , a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs . with entrepreneurs and enrolling our second cohort of African participants . With companies taking to online channels to keep their business afloat during the pandemic , digitalisation is no longer a foreign concept to consumers and entrepreneurs . We hope this edition of our Alibaba Netpreneur Training will help entrepreneurs in Africa develop long-term , savvy digital strategies that will open up more opportunities for them ,” said Dan Liu , Senior Advisor , Alibaba Global Initiatives .

Scheduled to run until November 10 , the training seeks to equip entrepreneurs and business leaders across different sectors with tangible and actionable steps they can take to advance in the digital economy . Its launch comes after the success of the inaugural class , which graduated 70 African participants last October .
“ We are delighted to be able to continue advancing our vision of sharing the positive impact of the digital economy
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