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MTN Zambia launches water utility mobile pay service

September 29, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

In an effort to boost mobile money payment services in the country, MTN Zambia has partnered with Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) in an effort to enable users to pay their utilities via the mobile money system.

MTN Zambia has partnered with Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) in an effort to enable users to pay their utilities via the mobile money system (image: CommsMEA)

MTN Zambia has partnered with Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) in an effort to enable users to pay their utilities via the mobile money system (image: CommsMEA)

MTN corporate affairs manager Mwezi Mulenga said the partnership “would lower the cost of doing business.”

MTN Mobile Money national manager Faith Chisulo said “the mobile money customer base had reached 600,000 and that the number of agencies has reached 700 countrywide.”

Chisulo said since MTN Mobile Money went commercial last year, it has recorded more than ZMK178 million worth of transactions.

Mobile money services have increased dramatically in East Africa and Zambia is leading the charge by allowing users to purchase and pay for everyday services. MTN is a major component of the new push to incorporate daily purchases and fees into their services.

Mohammed Awad

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