Airtel Money and Zambeef partner to pay using ‘Tap and Go’ service

By Published On: June 29th, 2017Categories: News

LUSAKA – Airtel has partnered with food retailer Zambeef to enable customers pay for their meat products using the Airtel Money ‘Tap and Go’ service.

Speaking at the launch event held at Zambeef’s Mtendere Macro outlet, Airtel Money Manager Tukuza Lungu said: “’Tap and Go’ is a new and exciting offer from Airtel Money that allows customers to pay for goods and services using the ‘Near Field Technology’ (NFC) on their mobile phone.

He added that customers needed to be signed up for Airtel Money with an active Airtel Money Wallet, which is linked with an NFC Tag that is usually placed at the back of the phone.

“Payment can be done simply by tapping your phone on the Point of Sale device (POS) and entering your Airtel Money PIN to complete a transaction, added Mr Lungu.

“This significant development is in line with the national efforts of moving our country towards being technologically proficient by finding ways to innovate services to benefit the community at large,” said Mr Lungu.
Speaking at the same event, Zambeef Business Development Manager Justo Kopulande said Zambeef was pleased to partner with Airtel on this venture as it was looking for ways to enable their customers pay for their meat products in a secure and convenient manner.

Mr Kopulande added that the Tap and Go service would help take away the hassle and risk for Zambeef customers of moving with cash, adding that there had been an increase in the number of customers using the service in Zambeef outlets including Ten Miles, Kanyama, Mungwi, Nkwazi outlets and now Mtendere Macro outlet.

With the ‘Tap and Go’ service, transactions are completed at a much faster rate than using the conventional way of selecting from the Airtel Money menu.

About Zambeef Products Plc

Zambeef Products Plc is the largest integrated agribusiness and food processing company in Zambia and one of the largest in the region.

The group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stockfeed and flour. The group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), planting 16,500 hectares in summer and 8,000 hectares in winter. The group is also expanding its West Africa operations in Nigeria and Ghana.

The company slaughters around 70,000 beef cattle, 6.75million chickens and 70,000 pigs per annum, while also processing 16 million litres of milk, producing 150,000 tons of stockfeed, 60 million eggs, 78,000 pairs of shoes and processes 97,500 hides in its tannery per year.

It has 177 retail outlets throughout Zambia and West Africa.

Zambeef employs over 6,000 people with a total of K307 million paid in remuneration and benefits in the last year, and contributed K144m to Government in taxes and duties.

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