From left to right: UNZA Vice Chancellor, Professor, Anne Lungowe Sikwebele, Zanaco’ s Head Cash Management, Alinani Kabifya, Zanaco MD, Mrs. Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Ministry of Education PS, Mrs. Noriana Muneku, Airtel Networks Zambia plc, Interim Managing Director Mr. Hussam Baday and Airtel Mobile Commerce Country Director, Mr. Andrew Chuma
The two big red companies, Airtel Mobile Commerce and ZANACO have unveiled their partnership for the Bill Muster service which is a collections solution provided to universities, colleges, and schools with accounts at Zanaco for collections of tuition fees and other fees.
Speaking at the launch in Lusaka yesterday, Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Administration, Ms. Noriana Muneku commended ZANACO and Airtel for coming up with an easier way to transact calling the bill muster on Airtel money a revolutionary new service that allows customers to pay school bills quickly and easily using a mobile phone.
“With bill muster on Airtel money, students, parents, and guardians can now say goodbye to long queues and the hassle of paying bills in person. The Government of Zambia is always pleased to support initiatives that are aimed at making lives for our communities easier,” Ms. Muneku said.
Adding: “In this day and age where digital transformation has accelerated, it is fundamental that organisations move with the times. it is encouraging to see that today’s event is true to promoting the use of technology as a solution for schools, universities, and colleges.”
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc, Interim Managing Director, Mr. Hussam Baday, said it was a delight to see the evolution of technology and the creation of strategic partnerships.
“We are firm believers that when great companies come together, great things happen. Coming from the telecommunication industry we are living proof that technology enhances services therefore the collaboration we see today will positively benefit many Zambians,” Baday said.
And Airtel Mobile Commerce Country Director, Mr. Andrew Chuma said the partnership unveiling was a testament to what happens when a big strong, and reliable brand partners with an instant secure, and borderless payments brand.
“What has happened now is that Airtel Money has come on board to simplify the Bill Muster product even further. Now, anyone, be it a parent, guardian, student, or pupil with an active Airtel Mobile Money wallet can make a payment for fees to their respective institution using Zanaco Bill Muster,” Chuma said.
ZANACO Managing Director, Mrs. Mukwandi Chibesakunda said in recognizing that like Zanaco, Airtel money had a wide reach, the partnership meant the service would now be more widely available.
“Zanaco considers the bill muster solution as a pioneering customer-focused product. the addition of this service on Artel mobile money is in line with our digital agenda and a further enhancement of our customer experience. we will continue to innovate through strategic partnerships such as these to give the Zambian people efficient payment methods and ease of payments,” Mrs. Chibesakunda said.
Source: Airtel Zambia