Western Union VP Hails Zain partnership

zain_01.jpgKampala (IT News Africa) —GAIL Galuppo, Western Union’s Executive vice-president, has applauded their partnership with Zain saying this will change the landscape of financial services.

“We look forward to connecting Western Union’s global network with the Zap platform to extend services throughout Uganda” he said.

“This service will enhance the ZAP service to be more accessible to Zain customers in Uganda because of the Western Union footprint across the country. In the near future Zain ZAP customers will be able to receive money sent from their friends and families sent through the Western Union service found worldwide in 202 countries.”

Zain Uganda and Western Union have recently reached an agreement that will see mobile money transfer services made possible through Zain’s new Zap mobile commerce platform in Uganda.
This is part of a partnership agreement that was signed in June 2009 between the mobile network provider, Zain Group, and Western Union Worldwide.

By Brian Adero