Kenya ICT Authority Partners With Cellulant for 2018 Connected Summit Conference

Nairobi, September 20, 2018- Cellulant, a leading Pan-African payments company providing a one-stop digital payments platform has partnered with the ICT Authority of Kenya to organise the 2018 Connected Summit Conference on its 10th year anniversary to be held on October 22 24, 2018. Cellulant will be powering digital payments for the conference- a FIrst for the conference where payments will be entirely collected digitally.

The traditional way of paying to attend this conference has been either by use of cash or credit card. In the spirit of embracing technology during the 10th year anniversary, the annual ICT Connected Summit will be collecting its payments through Cellulant’s Mula payment platform- providing an easy, cashless and convenient payment experience for all participants.

The Connected Summit, first held in 2009, brings together ICT thought leaders and experts under one roof with an aim of fostering collaboration. capacity building and knowledge sharing between government and the ICT sector. Commenting on the partnership, Cellulant Kenya’s Managing Director Felix Nthigah noted “We continue to partner with the ICT authority to innovate and foster adoption of digital payments. Cellulant is happy to be part of the history of the ICT Authority in going cashless as they mark their 10th year anniversary. There is much more that can do to innovate around the way consumers and businesses alike receive and make payments.” “We have an initiative called the white box. The white box is a reception for innovation from innovators and businesses to bring their innovation/products/ideas to government to evaluate then the ICT offcers from the different state departments will give feedback and see if it is something that can be grown to make the government even more efficient.” Cabinet Secretary ICT, Joe Mucheru.

About Cellulant

Cellulant is the leading multinational digital payments company in Africa; providing the glue connecting everyone to everything, every day. The company is growing to fix Africa’s payments challenges by connecting 700m mobile users to payments that power their daily lives. Cellulant’s belief in providing solutions to everyday challenges across Africa has led to digitizing payments end to end for various value chains; and as a result providing increased transparency and broader reach within a single mobile platform for financial sector players.

With coverage of 12% of Africa’s digital payments, Cellulant’s payments platform has:

  • coverage of 50% of the largest banks in Africa that cater to 10% of Africa’s banked population;
  • an eWallet solution for 15% (17M) of the unbanked farmers in Africa;
  • merchants that allow consumers to make payment from a bank account or Mobile Money through mobile banking, internet banking or Cellulant consumer channels;
  • an agent network that allows cash in/out, bill payments & de-cashing for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods value chains

About ICT Authority

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology. The corporation was established in August 2013. The Authority is tasked with rationalising and streamlining the management of all Government of Kenya ICT functions. Our broad mandate entails enforcing ICT standards in Government and enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication. We also promote ICT literacy, capacity, innovation and enterprise in line with the Kenya National ICT Masterplan 2017.

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