Airtel Money nets over 1m clients

Airtel Money
Airtel Money
Airtel Money

AIRTEL Zambia has registered more than one million subscribers for Airtel Money of which more than 60 per cent are active users.
Airtel managing director Charity Lumpa said out of 1.3 million Airtel Money subscribers, approximately 14,000 to 15, 000 are current users of Airtel Money.
Ms Lumpa said the company targeted to reach half-a-million transactions of its 1.3 million subscribers registered on the Airtel Money service by the end of this year.
“Of particular pride to Airtel is our unique and valuable product Airtel Money which is a valuable e-wallet product bringing a difference to our customers in marketing purchases as well as money transfers,” she said.
Ms Lumpa said Airtel Money had expanded customers’ flexibility in consumption habits without necessarily having physical cash.
“For example the purchase of Zesco pre-paid units, Lusaka Water and Dstv payments and the transfer of money to loved ones from the comfort of their homes,” Ms Lumpa said.
On Airtel products, Ms Lumpa said her company had launched numerous products and services with intentions of enriching lifestyles of individuals and businesses.
Ms Lumpa said the company would continue to positively impact the communities through the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and by creating computer laboratories in schools and colleges countrywide.
As well, the company would continue setting up multi-purpose tele-centres, and ensuring Information Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility to persons ’differently abled.
In relation to season three of the Airtel Rising Stars which was launched on May 10, 2013, Ms Lumpa said the initiative aimed at creating greater interaction of the youth in communities for social development.
She also said the media played an important role in disseminating information and educating the community on Airtel products and service, adding that Airtel’s commitment was to enhance the quality of service and that the company depended on the media to assist them disseminate information to the general public.
The Airtel media club was relaunched in 2010.