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Showmax adds MTN MoMo payments in Zambia

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Showmax and MTN have partnered to make it easier for Zambians to pay for the streaming service.

Showmax, the streaming service that bundles the best of African and international entertainment with live premium sport from SuperSport, is simplifying payments in Zambia by partnering with MTN Mobile Money (MoMo).

As part of its local-first strategy, Showmax tailors the content, apps, packages and partnerships to what is most important to subscribers in different countries. The launch of MTN MoMo payments is another payment addition option for Showmax in Zambia as customers can pay with their mobile devices. This follows the earlier rollout of the payment method in Ghana and Uganda.

“We’re always looking at ways of improving the Showmax experience. Making it possible for Zambians to pay using MTN MoMo is just one of the ways we’re customising Showmax for the country, in this innovative partnership as we continue to delight our customers and enrich lives,” says Leah Kooma, Managing Director, MultiChoice Zambia.

Mobile streaming is an important consideration throughout Africa, which is why Showmax offers a mobile-only version of the standard and Showmax Pro sports subscription. The mobile plan gives full access to all the content on Showmax or Showmax Pro for half the price. The Showmax app also includes data-saving settings that limit data usage while streaming to less than 100MB per hour.

MTN Mobile Money Managing Director Mr Komba Malukutila said: “the partnership with Showmax is a demonstration of our strategic intent to continue to expand MTN Mobile Money’s networks and partnerships. This reaffirms MTN Mobile Money’s commitment to enabling our customers make payments for various services by simply using their mobile phones. Quick, safe and convenient smart payment solutions that make our customer lives easier remain at the centre of our value proposition and we are very excited to cooperate with Showmax as they provide entertainment and rich media services to our customers”.

He added, “MTN Mobile Money has continued to recognise the role that every Zambian play in driving Zambia’s digital economy, and we intend on leaving no one behind because everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life”.

The first-of-a-kind feature entails that customers can now make payment for showmax using their mobile phones linked to their Showmax account and by approving the payment, the customer gets the notification on their phone.

Showmax includes popular local content, like the latest seasons of Mpali, Zuba, Snakes & Ladders, Date My Family Zambia and Our Perfect Wedding Zambia, as well as Remembering Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the BAFTA-winning film I Am Not A Witch and Doin’ My Drugs, a captivating documentary that follows the life of Zambian-born HIV activist Thomas Buttenschøn.

Showmax Originals like the reality series Temptation Island SA are already fan favourites with Zambian subscribers, while Showmax’s first telenovela, The Wife, is sure to be a hit. Also look out for Famous, a drama set in Kenya’s music industry, that’s streaming first on Showmax, and the upcoming Showmax Original The Real Housewives of Lagos.

International shows feature the best of HBO, like Succession, Insecure and Game of Thrones, and popular series like House M.D. Kids’ favourites include Ben 10 and DC Super Hero Girls, which is first on Showmax. Hollywood blockbusters include Oscar winners like Parasite and Minari, the new Christopher Nolan action movie Tenet, and animated family film The Croods: A New Age.

Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A and La Liga matches plus a wide range of live sport from SuperSport including pro boxing, international marathons and IAAF athletics on top of the full Showmax entertainment catalogue.

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Zamtel revamps Cheza4Eva, introduces affordable All Network Offers

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ZAMTEL has today announced that it has relaunched the all popular Cheza 4Eva package that will now allow its customers to enjoy affordable All Network calling and data packs.

Cheza4Eva minutes are now available for ALL-NETWORK calls making it possible for Zamtel customers with Cheza4Eva minutes to make both on-net and off-net calls under this exciting offer.

With all the Cheza4Eva voice packages now having ALL-NETWORK calling minutes, customers can now enjoy non-stop calling at any time of day plus data allocations of up to 22GB with a validity period of up to one month.

Announcing the new offer, Zamtel Acting Chief Commercial Officer Keith Banda said Cheza 4Eva is in line with the company’s One Zambia, One Nation, One Network campaign which encourages the spirit of togetherness among Zambians.

Mr Banda said through the revamped Cheza4Eva, Zamtel customers will now be able to call other networks at more affordable rates which helps unite families and increase connectivity.

“In line with the campaign theme of One Zambia, One Nation, One Network, we are encouraging families and friends to stay connected using the Zamtel network by calling other networks more affordably. We have also added exciting data packs on Cheza4Eva offers to further encourage digital connectivity,” Mr Banda added.

He said as a customer-centric organization, Zamtel will continue rolling out packages that respond to the needs of the customer by delivering more personalized offers such as Cheza4Eva.

“With this revamped offer, we are helping our subscribers to plan and accommodate their usage that fits into their lifestyles and budget and this is particularly good for businesses especially the SMEs,” he said.

Cheza4Eva offers are accessible on the short code *422# under option 2.

This is according to a statement issued by Zamtel Corporate Communications Manager Changwe Kabwe.

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Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, to present National Budget Next Week Friday

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FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane says the 2022 National Budget will be presented to Parliament next week Friday.

Dr Musokotwane made the announcement in Lusaka yesterday , during a wrapup budget consultative meeting with various stakeholders.

He told the meeting that the new administration has set poverty reduction, employment creation, and creation of a conducive environment for investment in all sectors as some of the priority areas.

And the stakeholders who attended the consultative meeting and made submissions are Zambia Chamber of Mines, Zambia Association of Manufacturers, Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and
Industry, Bankers Association of Zambia, Truckers Association of
Zambia, Indaba Agriculture Policy and Research Institute, Center for
Trade Policy and Dialogue, and Caritas Zambia.

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The distribution of the farm inputs for the 2021-2022 farming season starts tomorrow, says President Hakainde Hichilema

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PRESIDENT  Hakainde Hichilema has announced that the distribution of the farm inputs for the 2021-2022 farming season to all farmers across the country will start tomorrow the 18th of October, 2021.

And the Head of State has appealed to traditional leaders across the Country to avoid selling land to foreigners at the expense of Zambians.

In his Facebook post,President Hichilema has assured farmers across the country that they will receive their fertilizer tomorrow.

“This afternoon we held a meeting with His Royal Highness, Chief Liteta of the Lenje speaking people in Central Province.

During the meeting, through His royal highness, we appealed to all traditional leaders across the Country to avoid selling land to foreigners at the expense of you, Zambians,” he said.

He said land as a matter of ownership and empowerment, must first be given to Zambians and Zambians first and that those Zambians without capital and out of their own volition can get into joint ventures with citizens from other countries.

The Head of State said in order to ensure that service delivery is prompt, more funding for constituencies will be allocated and for the first time in the history of the country, local people will be deciding on how to use the funds as this will help curtail corruption that has been unprecedented at National level.

“And later we thanked the people of Liteta for voting for us but also stated that we are aware  of the people’s hopes in us and that come this December, the current budget will be shut and ours will begin in January, 2022 and once we start using our own budget, all Zambians will start seeing the benefits of voting for change,” President Hichilema said.

He said government understand the challenges that the Agriculture is facing which were mainly induced by the previous regime’s awarding of Fertilizer contracts to suppliers for two years without due diligence.

President  Hichilema said his administration is but on track and will ensure that agriculture sector does not die in the Country.

“Dear Zambians. Take your pens and notebooks and start taking down what we are delivering as per our vision.

So far, we have kicked out caderism and this led to freedoms in public places with only a few cases of not accepting change remaining currently but we will manage this. It is a process and let’s all get involved and get it solved,” he said.

He has further urged people of Chisamba to vote for UPND Council Chairperson candidate Fred Choongo.

(Picture by Chellah Tukuta/State House)

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

23 Oct 2021, 2:29 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

209,629 Total Cases
3,659 Deaths
205,793 Recovered

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