Zamtel CEO Sydney Mupeta speaking during a cocktail party at Intercontinetal Hotel, Lusaka.
Zamtel CEO Sydney Mupeta speaking during a cocktail party at Intercontinetal Hotel, Lusaka.

State owned Telecommunications Company Zamtel says it remains firmly committed to driving the country’s digital transformation.

Zamtel Chief Executive Officer Sydney Mupeta said his firm is developing products and services that promote the easy of doing business through digital platforms.

Mr Mupeta said Zamtel is also exploring ventures in the provision of digital solutions in other sectors of the economy such as agriculture and education.

He said developing digital platforms will enhance Zambia’s drive towards a cashless society.

Mr Mupeta said using its vast countrywide presence, Zamtel will with other partners in ensuring that it delivers the country’s digital agenda.

The Zamtel CEO was speaking on Friday evening when Zamtel signed a partnership with the Zambia National Credit and Marketeers Association (ZANAMACA) that will see around 6 million Marketeers and small scale traders remit their base tax using the Zamtel electronic platform.

And Mr Mupeta has commended the Zambia Revenue Authority for taking a lead in digitalizing the tax system.

He said ZRA has in the recent times pioneered innovations that have made payment of taxes much easier through digital platforms.

Mr Mupeta said digitalizing the tax system has the potential to increase tax compliance levels among tax payers.

He said Zamtel is also working with several partners to enhance the use of digital platforms as a way of bringing about a cashless society.

“The step we have taken with ZANAMACA is just the beginning of an exciting journey to provide a cashless trading ecosystem in markets and beyond. Zamtel’s vision in the next few years is to elevate mobile transactions as the main platform for conducting businesses in the country,” Mr Mupeta said.

“Zamtel’s footprint is in all ten Provinces of Zambia and we are continuously spreading out to the remotest parts of the country. I’m also aware that ZANAMACA is equally present in most of these areas. We will therefore leverage our unique synergies to make this partnership successful,” he said.

“Allow me to seize this opportunity and announced that Zamtel has taken this partnership to the next level by recruiting ZANAMACA as a distribution agent for our products and services. Under this dealership agreement, ZANAMACA will be able to distribute selected Zamtel products and services such as talk time and SIM cards through its vast countrywide structures and get the full benefits of being a Zamtel distributor.”

Zamtel CEO Sydney Mupeta (L) toasts with ZANAMACA President Frank Kameya, NATSAVE CEO Mukwandi Chibesakundawi and ZSIC Life CEO Christabel Banda during a cocktail party at Intercontinetal Hotel, Lusaka
Zamtel CEO Sydney Mupeta (L) toasts with ZANAMACA President Frank Kameya, NATSAVE CEO Mukwandi Chibesakundawi and ZSIC Life CEO Christabel Banda during a cocktail party at Intercontinetal Hotel, Lusaka
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  1. One would have thought that Zamtel should be leader in this sector not withstanding the fact that they control the fiber network. Alas it is business as usual yapping with a loud mouth but nothing to show for it. Earning fat salaries and nothing to show for it. Bloated management styles full of bureaucratic tendencies. Pay back the money to lap green before they come for your assets.

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    • This company needs a proper CEO not this Technical Officer Sydney Mupeta…last week he had another party with ZRA…the engineer in him will always be pouring money in developing products and services that promote the easy of doing business through digital platforms irrespective of cost. A seasoned CEO from a business administration background will look at thing differently and profitably, streamlined workforce will be his/her top priority.

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  2. Zamtel was the best network provider in this sector under Lap-green, the Libyans left and it is now the worst. Solution: Bring back those Libyans since they understand how to resurrect ailing entities. ..and besides you owe them millions of $.

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    • There they go again!! Instead of encouraging their local people they are applying PhD philosophy.EVen my bola cimocine,ati expatriates coach? Those we admire came from a very background, but because they supported progressively, they became experts!! If anything, ZAMTEL is the company which has made mobile services and internet to be cheap.This a fact!!!

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  3. This is one company that is always hosting c0cktail parties at 5 star hotels yet not recording any tangible profit after tax….I have always stated that Sydney Mupeta is an engineer not a CEO this company needs a seasoned CEO

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    • Ba Jay Jay naimwe you are coming out to be very empty. Engineers run companies and run them well. The world’s biggest company Exxon Mobil is run by Darren Woods who is an Electrical Engineer. He took over from Rex Tillerson who is a Civil Engineer.

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    • Habeenzu
      Simply look at Sydney’s CV …he has always been in the Technical Dept but because like Darren Woods has worked as Veep, CEO, Director in subsidiary companies of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in Africa, MiddleEast etc over the years plus Darren Woods holds an MBA from from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. I have nothing against Sydney ..I just feel he is ill-equipped to be CEO of ZAMTEL.

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    • Background
      Mr. Darren W. Woods has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Exxon Mobil Corporation since January 1, 2017. Mr. Woods served as President of Exxon Mobil Corporation since January 1, 2016. He served as Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation since June 1, 2014 until January 1, 2016. Mr. Woods served as a Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation from August 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. He served as the President of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2014. He served as Vice President of Supply & Transportation at ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company from 2010 to July 2012. Mr. Woods served as Vice President of Adhesion Industry Global Business Unit at ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Inc. since 2005 and its vice president for…

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    • vice president for Specialty Elastomers since 2007. He joined Exxon Company International in 1992 and had assignments in planning, supply and new business development at Exxon Company International headquarters in New Jersey before moving to the United Kingdom in 1995, where he held positions in refinery operations, retail and supply and distribution. In 2001, he became manager of Investor Relations atExxon Mobil Corporation and in 2002 became manager of Joliet refinery outside Chicago, IL. He was appointed as director of refining for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company in 2008. He has been an Executive Director of Exxon Mobil Corporation since January 1, 2016. Mr. Woods served as a Non-Independent Director of Imperial Oil Ltd. since April 25, 2013…

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    • So long as we keep appointing people from within the organisation who were part of the previous management nothing will change.

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