Commercial farmers in Mkushi District have saluted MTN mobile communication Company for introducing mobile money transfer services in the area.
One of the farmers Gordon Chance says the mobile money transfer services by MTN would benefit commercial farmers to run their respective farms more effectively.
Mr Chance says the commercial farmers in the area was a major employer, adding that on an average each farmer has more than 50 employees.
ZANIS reports that the Commercial farmer said this during the launch of the MTN mobile money transfer held at Country club in Mkushi District today.
He said the MTN money transfers would ease the burden of carrying a lot of cash which would be transferred via phone directly to the workers.
Meanwhile MTN Zambia sales director, Amon Jere says his company was overwhelmed with the response from the commercial farmers.
Mr Jere noted that the new service was in tandem with the nation’s direction towards boosting the Agricultural sector.
He acknowledged that the commercial farmers contributed significantly towards creating many jobs.
The MTN Zambia sales director said that it was therefore imperative for this sector to be availed with such technology to enable easy payment of workers.
During the same launch at Mkushi’ Country club, Multi Choice Marketing manager, Mbelya Sichizya pleagded that his company would continue to partner with MTN in hosting annual Golf Tournaments at this venue.
Mr Sichizya said that the 2 companies were determined to make the Mkushi Country club Golf tournament a permanent sports fixture.