Barbados PM Mia Mottley lauds M-Pesa as noble innovation
Barabados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has lauded Safaricom’s M-Pesa as a noble innovation.
Speaking at the Micheal Joseph Center in Nairobi on Wednesday, PM Mottley said she felt greatly inspired by Kenya’s fintech innovations.
Mottley was taken on a tour of the products exhibited at ”Silicon Savannah” by Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge.
Dr. Njoroge also invited the PM for the Afro-Asia Fintech Festival that will take place in Kenya net year.
She also invited Kenyan innovators to her country in early 2020 to share their ideas and experiences in the fintech arena.
Products showcased during the Wednesday exhibition include the Safaricom-KCB M-Pesa platform,
Safaricom executives, Kenya Bankers Association Chairman Joshua Oigara and Equity Bank Kenya Chief Executive Gerald Warui were also present.
Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Safaricom’s Chief Financial Services Officer said in bringing traditional financial services to 27 million people by mobile, the company has revolutionized financial inclusion.
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Lopokoiyit said that the telco is willing to share their knowledge in the sector to help increase financial inclusion in other parts of the world.