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Zamtel, Barclays Plc partner to launch online payment solution

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Zamtel and Barclays Bank Zambia Plc today announced the launch of online payment solution to enable Zamtel customers to pay for various communication products and services. In a statement released to the media today, the two companies said that together they bring together years of experience and unique expertise in telecommunication and financial services to deliver a payment solution that is safe, secure, reliable and efficient and is consistent with provisions of the National Payment Systems Act (2007). "Through this partnership, Zamtel customers will be able to pay for their data accounts on ADSL as well as purchase credit for pre-paid mobile and fixed-line numbers from the comfort of their homes or offices using an e-Commerce platform,” read the statement. Using the e-Commerce solution, users will be able to purchase credit, data bundles on ADSL, check credit balance and view payment history. Commenting on the partnership, Barclays Bank Zambia said i

Zambia Weights and Measures Agency worried with unlabeled and underweight products

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Source: Google images The Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA) has expressed concern at the growing number of unlabeled and underweight products on the market. ZWMA Public Relations Officer Mutale Chileshe says his the Agency has, for this reason, intensified its inspection of products on the market throughout the country. He said it is only right for consumers to get the right quantity of the products they purchase adding that traders should make sure that the products they stock measure to the weight indicated on the package. “We will not only hold the traders responsible for stocking underweight products, but we will trace these products back to the manufacturers and hold them liable,” said Mr Chileshe. Mr. Chileshe stated that the Agency is currently sensitizing both consumers and traders to educate them on regulations pertaining to weights and measures. Meanwhile, the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has urged Zambians to demand for quality produc

Zambia Seeking Bids for New Mobile Provider to Take on MTN

by Taonga Clifford Mitimingi and Matthew Hill Zambia is seeking bidders for a fourth mobile-network license to take on operators including market leader MTN Group Ltd. in the southern African country, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba said. The ministry last week gave the go-ahead to the telecommunications regulator to start the process, he said in a recorded response to questions on Monday. The new carrier could be in place over the next six to 12 months and the country may even have capacity for a fifth operator, he said. The local unit of India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd. and state-owned Zamtel make up the current trio. Communication costs in Zambia have been “rather on the high side,” Mushimba said from Lusaka, the capital. “The market analysis that we have done supports the fact that we can have a fourth licensee and possibly a fifth and still the market will be profitable.” For full story -  www.bloomberg.com