Manoj Murali, the Managing Director Airtel said the platform directly tackles the ongoing socioeconomic difficulties resulting from limited access to financing by many consumers, entrepreneurs across Uganda.
“Our mobile money services are changing customers’ lives across Uganda. This innovative partnership will help airtel feature phone customers upgrade to smartphones and pay airtel money on a flexible installment plan. This opens up the digital economy and creates additional opportunities for Uganda’s entrepreneurs,” he said.
The kwata essimu service will offer Airtel Uganda customers a chance to own selected Samsung 4g smartphones through effective handset loans for consumers.
“For small business owners and entrepreneurs, this is beneficial. It offers the opportunity to obtain financing to drive their business forward. As well as build digital capacities for their everyday business. Pay on-demand users will also be able to access digital payments through MasterCard virtual card and master card quick response and digital transactions across the face to face and online merchants, ” Manoj explained.
Charles Kimari, the Director Products Samsung welcomed the partnership. He said this will benefit the people across Africa starting with Uganda. He added that it will create affordable payment plans to access Samsung devices.
Additionally, he noted that there is so much growth opportunity in the region. They also believe that this partnership will help accelerate economic growth in the mobile industry.
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