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Zamtel lights up Lusaka night life with Zampay

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CUSTOMERS at some of Lusaka’s most popular night spots can now experience the joy of not having to worry about making cash payments each time they go out as they are now able to settle their bills through ZamPay.

ZamPay which was launched last month by state owned telecommunications company Zamtel is the country’s first ever electronic payment service that uses Quick Response (QR) code.

Consumers simply scan the QR code displayed by the merchant with their phones to settle their bills.

Now pub goers to some of the city’s most popular joints will enjoy truly frictionless payments by using ZamPay without having to worry about securing their cash.

Premier hangouts such as Buzz Café at Crossroads Mall and Times Café located at Arcades Shopping Centre are some of the venues where patrons can now pay using ZamPay.

Others are Savannah Park near 10 Miles along the Great North Road and Marlin Express found at Arcades Shopping Centre.

Some more locations where party goers can use ZamPay include Another Mike’s Pub on Muramba road in Chilenje and Time & Pub around Kangwa area in Chilenje.

Commenting on the development, Zamtel Products Manager Comfort Nyondo-Mbulo said, “With ZamPay, we are transforming people’s lifestyles and we believe that the night economy is an integral part of the broader economy which also needs to embrace latest technologies.”

Mrs. Nyondo-Mbulo added, “What ZamPay brings to the table is a better customer experience through automation of the bill payment system. This significantly cuts down the waiting period for payment of the bill so that revelers can just focus on enjoying their time.”

She explained that the pub industry in Lusaka is becoming very vibrant hence the need to deploy latest technologies that promote convenient and safer payment options.

“We will continue signing up more merchants in the pubs and night club space in order to cater for our customer’s diverse tastes. We are confident that ZamPay will soon become a preferred payment platform for all party enthusiasts,” Mrs. Nyondo-Mbulo said.

The Pubs and Night spots have joined a growing list of merchants from leading chain stores Spar and Choppies to Pharmacies, Car Washes and Beauty Saloons that are now using ZamPay to handle payments from their customers.

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Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) intercepts four trucks carrying assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million

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ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says the authority has seized 7, 030 x 50 Kg bags of maize, and 3,645 x 25 Kg of mealie meal which was smuggled in Chingola, Chipata, Chirundu, and Kasumbalesa.

And Sikalinda says the authority has also intercepted four (04) of assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million.

In a statement, Sikalinda said the consignments were declared at Chanida Border as cleaning materials by using an additional procedure code for Chipata General Hospital in order to enjoy an exemption from taxes.

He said alert ZRA officers intercepted the consignments in Katete and inspected the trucks.

Sikalinda said during the inspection, officers found that the trucks were loaded with assorted body lotions contrary to what was declared as cleaning materials for the hospital.

“Investigations have revealed that this is a pure case of smuggling through False Declaration, False Representation, Misclassifications, Document falsification and abuse of a Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) contrary to the customs and excise Act Cap 322 of the Laws of Zambia,” Sikalinda said.

Meanwhile, Sikalinda said ZRA has further seized 1044 x 50 Kgs of Maize Bran, and 261 x 20 litres of Cooking oil, and another 1,176 x 6 x 2 litres of cooking oil which was smuggled through various border points.

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UNZA Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi appointed to the Board of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) for a period of three (3) years

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HIGHER Education Minister Dr Brian Mushimba has appointed University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Tamala Kambikambi as Board member of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Management Board.

Dr Kambikambi will join a group of other distinguished and eminent Zambians to provide strategic direction to the qualifications authority as Board member.

In a letter of appointment, the minister stated that Dr Kambikambi will serve for a tenure period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Act number 201.

This is according to a statement issued by UNZA Acting Head of Public Relations Dr Brenda Bukowa.

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Liquid Telecom Zambia to sponsor the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards

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THE PUSH Women Network is pleased to announce that Liquid Telecom Zambia is a sponsor of the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Liquid has supported The PUSH Women Network’s platform created to celebrate women who are defying the odds. Their continued support is testament of the company’s determination to rally behind the call for gender equity and equality as well as their resolve to support leading women who are achieving excellence in their respective fields.

Speaking when he met PUSH Executive Director Colonel Mwizukanji Namwawa and the Network Board Secretary Mutumu Nzala Mwape, Liquid Chief Executive Officer, Mark Townsend Said “Liquid Telecom is committed to elevating and highlighting women and more specifically the various roles they hold in the ICT sector. We are therefore proud to sponsor the ICT award at this year’s PUSH Women Awards because women in this field serve as role models for young girls who are considering a future in ICT and prove that women are capable of anything. Some of these women form key parts of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s operations, from Supply Chain Management to Enterprise and Legal to Customer Care. It is therefore a pleasure to be part of this progressive initiative.”

The PUSH Women Awards are the gold standard of award ceremonies in the country and showcase a premium class, signature styled event akin to no other. The PUSH Women Network is therefore pleased to have the support of corporate partners like Liquid Telecom Zambia in staging this occasion .

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

12 Aug 2020, 3:32 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

8,275 Total Cases
241 Deaths
7,004 Recovered

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