NASCU announces its UnionPay International Debit Card
THE National Association of Savings and Credit Unions (NASCU), the apex organisation for all financial cooperatives in Zambia, today announced the successful implementation and testing of UnionPay International Debit Card.
In 2021, UnionPay International entered into an agreement with NASCU as part of the its Financial Inclusion Program to introduce safe, secure, efficient and transparent electronic systems to help Cooperatives and Credit Union members access their savings, transacting and loan accounts.
The deployed products and services around the UnionPay International solutions shall be availed to all cooperative society members, including savings and village banking groups in alignment with Zambia’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2017 to 2022, – which aims to increase financial inclusion from 59 percent to 80 percent – by enabling more people and businesses to access digital payments and formal financial services.
“It is truly exciting to be part of an initiative using the best technology from strategic partners. After various discussions and evaluations, NASCU partnered with UnionPay International as their platform enhances NASCU’s strategy to include all cooperative societies in the drive to digitise cooperative activities and their respective access to cooperative focused financial services and business enabling tools and services.” says Febian Mubuyaeta, Chief Executive Officer of NASCU. “All NASCU’s line of business applications are guided by best practice recommendations from the Registrar of Cooperatives at the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise Development. This cost-effective payment platform shall change the way we as co-operators have engaged with each other, developing our communities and enabling our fellow members to empower themselves, with secured savings, affordable loans and a trusted environment to transact.”
NASCU having successfully completed testing of the card products shall commence card issuance to members, focused on developing a modernised and inclusive financial cooperative environment in Zambia. With UnionPay International card products and the additional services, cooperatives will be able to securely operate and deliver products that are competitive with any savings and lending solution on the market.
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Copperbelt Gears Up for Its Inaugural Motor Show: A Vision of Innovation and Opportunity
Copperbelt Province is set to host its first-ever Copperbelt Motor Show, following the success of the Lusaka Motor Show, an event that has been running for the past 11 years. The most recent Lusaka Motor Show took place at East Park Mall Piazza in November 2022, attracting over 60 brands. Beginning this year, the organizers will be expanding their reach by hosting shows in both Copperbelt in May and Lusaka in October.
The Copperbelt Motor Show will be held at the luxurious Garden Court Kitwe Hotel, a property located in the heart of Copperbelt, from May 5th to 7th, 2023. The General Manager of Garden Court Kitwe has expressed excitement about hosting the event, which not only creates a platform for the motor and mining industry but also promotes local tourism. Many exhibitors from Lusaka are expected to attend and participate in the grand event, and the hotel is proud to be a partner in the Copperbelt Motor Show.
As the largest motoring exhibition the Copperbelt has ever seen, the show will feature the latest cars, trucks, buses, bikes, batteries, tyres, lubricants, tracking facilities, spare parts dealers, insurance providers, road safety, mining equipment, and leasing. A section dedicated to classic cars will also be available, catering to automotive enthusiasts and collectors alike.
The show aims to attract a broad audience from across the Copperbelt Province, providing a platform for buyers and sellers to connect directly. Dealers can address their clients’ concerns firsthand and offer tailored solutions. The event also presents an excellent opportunity for procurement heads and directors to compare prices, quality, durability, and other factors of various products, as many brands will be offering exclusive deals and offers.
Director Mr. Bobby Singh has acknowledged the overwhelming response from their followers, with comments describing the event as “history in the making.” This feedback has motivated Singh and his team to create a platform that benefits everyone involved.
The Copperbelt Motor Show is poised to positively impact economic growth by creating jobs, increasing demand, and fostering networking opportunities that can transform into business ventures. As the region prepares for this groundbreaking event, the Copperbelt Motor Show is set to become a staple in the Zambian automotive and mining industries, driving innovation, collaboration, and growth for years to come.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tours Zambia. As MultiChoice hosts the prized trophy
THE FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy has touched down in Zambia as part of the global tour by FIFA as a build-up to the Women’s World Cup games.
The spellbinding journey – which, for the first time, is offering all 32 qualified nations the chance to see Women’s football’s biggest prize up close before the football show kicks off in Australia and New Zealand from 20th July 2023 to 20th August 2023. Zambia is one of the 32 nations that have qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The event to welcome the celebrated trophy was held at MultiChoice Zambia and speaking at the occasion Leah Kooma, Managing Director at MultiChoice Zambia said, “The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy tour is in many ways a great initiative for everyone who loves football. It has provided a great chance for football fans, particularly in Zambia, to be close to one of the most iconic symbols in Women’s football”.
She added, “We have the world cup right here, the girls have qualified and just this means the girls stand a chance to bring the cup back to Zambia.”
MultiChoice will carry live all the games of the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament on your World of Champions, SuperSport both on DStv and GOtv platforms. The live broadcast of the World Cup games will avail many Zambian fans and the rest of the continent an opportunity to watch and follow their favorite game in the comfort of their space.
The trophy tour gives football fans around the participating countries the opportunity to get ready to taste the feeling of the most anticipated sporting event – the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The first leg of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour kicked off in Morocco before heading to South Africa and then Zambia. The trophy will conclude its African tour on 26th March in Nigeria before heading to South America.