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Airtel Completes Airtel Money Business Transfer

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has announced the separation of Airtel Money from its Telecom Business. Technically, the Airtel Money Business has been transferred to Airtel’s affiliate, Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (“AMC Uganda”). The business separation complies with a new law –  the National Payment …

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What does separation of mobile money from telecoms mean?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Starting June 1st, Ugandans will have mobile money transactions run by companies separate from the traditional telecoms that have been operating the business. This follows the licensing of three companies to operate mobile money services in Uganda including MTN Mobile Money Uganda Ltd and Airtel Mobile …

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Bankers reveal where they will put money after COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The banking sector is advising investors and other private sector borrowers to re-think their investments and investment plans because the attractiveness of investments to credit has been highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.       The pandemic scared lending institutions away from the private …

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Uganda’s mobile money transactions hits Shs 80trillion

  Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s mobile money transactions grew by 19.3% to Shs 79.8 trillion for the year ending June.30, according to Michael Atingi-Ego, deputy governor, Bank of Uganda. Atingi, who was speaking during the Uganda Bankers Association retreat at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel on Sept.22, said out …

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Mobile money transactions hit UGX 7.2 trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mobile money transactions hit the Shillings 7.2 trillion in March 2020 from Shillings 3.4 trillion in 2016. The Finance Minister Matia Kasaija disclosed this while presenting the 2020/2021 financial year budget estimates to parliament. He explained that the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector …

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SAGE beneficiaries ask gov’t to revert to mobile money services

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beneficiaries of the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment-SAGE in Katakwi district want the government to reconsider paying them through mobile money platforms. Through the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment, the government pays senior citizens above 65-years of age a monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings. …

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