Mascom launches MyZakaPay

The country’s largest mobile telecomms company by subscribers, Mascom, has introduced MyZakaPay, a new digital payment service.
The country’s largest mobile telecomms company by subscribers, Mascom, has introduced MyZakaPay, a new digital payment service.

The country’s largest mobile telecomms company by subscribers, Mascom, has introduced MyZakaPay, a new digital payment service.

During the launch event last Thursday, Boipelo Matenge, Mascom's chief corporate affairs officer, emphasised the company's commitment to addressing the requirements of all Batswana.

She explained that MyZakaPay is a secure, adaptable, and cost-effective digital payment solution that empowers users to make direct payments for products and services using the MyZaka funds stored on their mobile devices.

"MyZakaPay does not need a card, enabling and connecting merchants and customers through their mobile devices and the MyZaka wallet. “This innovative service caters to users of all mobile phones, ensuring inclusivity across the board," Matenge said.


She expressed Mascom's delight in welcoming Batswana to a cashless and cardless way of transacting, which aligns with the national agenda of enabling and empowering the SME sector.

"Mascom aims to collaborate with a wide range of merchants, from large-scale outlets to micro-traders, across the country, ensuring that MyZakaPay reaches every corner of Botswana,” Matenge said. “This is the future of payments.”

The chief corporate affairs officer stressed the significance of electronic transactions in the present-day society, particularly for those who do not have bank accounts or have limited access to banking services.

She said the introduction of MyZakaPay is testament to Mascom's commitment to promoting digital and financial inclusion.

"At Mascom, we continue to be intentional about innovative solutions that are responsive to the call of leaving no one behind,” she said. “We are committed to promoting digital and financial inclusion, making sure that all individuals can avail themselves of vital services in today's ever-growing digital environment."

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