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Zamtel lights up Lusaka night life with ZamPay

General News Zamtel lights up Lusaka night life with ZamPay

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba and Zamtel Acting Chief Information Officer Jason Mwanza look on as Zamtel Products Manager Mrs. Comfort Nyondo Mbulo demonstrates how ZamPay APP operates at Spar Arcades
FILE: Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba and Zamtel Acting Chief Information Officer Jason Mwanza look on as Zamtel Products Manager Mrs. Comfort Nyondo Mbulo demonstrates how ZamPay APP operates at Spar Arcades

Customers at some of Lusaka’s most popular night spots can now experience the joy of not having to worry about making cash payments each time they go out as they are now able to settle their bills through ZamPay.

ZamPay which was launched last month by state owned telecommunications company Zamtel is the country’s first ever electronic payment service that uses Quick Response (QR) code.

Consumers simply scan the QR code displayed by the merchant with their phones to settle their bills.

Now pub goers to some of the city’s most popular joints will enjoy truly frictionless payments by using ZamPay without having to worry about securing their cash.

Premier hangouts such as Buzz Café at Crossroads Mall and Times Café located at Arcades Shopping Centre are some of the venues where patrons can now pay using ZamPay.

Others are Savannah Park near 10 Miles along the Great North Road and Marlin Express found at Arcades Shopping Centre.

Some more locations where party goers can use ZamPay include Another Mike’s Pub on Muramba road in Chilenje and Time & Pub around Kangwa area in Chilenje.

Commenting on the development, Zamtel Products Manager Comfort Nyondo-Mbulo said, “With ZamPay, we are transforming people’s lifestyles and we believe that the night economy is an integral part of the broader economy which also needs to embrace latest technologies.”

Mrs. Nyondo-Mbulo added, “What ZamPay brings to the table is a better customer experience through automation of the bill payment system. This significantly cuts down the waiting period for payment of the bill so that revelers can just focus on enjoying their time.”

She explained that the pub industry in Lusaka is becoming very vibrant hence the need to deploy latest technologies that promote convenient and safer payment options.

“We will continue signing up more merchants in the pubs and night club space in order to cater for our customer’s diverse tastes. We are confident that ZamPay will soon become a preferred payment platform for all party enthusiasts,” Mrs. Nyondo-Mbulo said.

The Pubs and Night spots have joined a growing list of merchants from leading chain stores Spar and Choppies to Pharmacies, Car Washes and Beauty Saloons that are now using ZamPay to handle payments from their customers.


  1. Would have been nice for the article to elaborate on how Zampay works other than that it uses QR codes. Is the payment linked to a bank account (through eft on debit card) or through Zamtel’s ewallet? This will have an impact on uptake.

    • The zampay app acts as an ewallet, i make a phyiscal deposit into my account. Once the funds are available all i have to do is scan the qrcode at a regsitered retailer like Spar that have thier unique qrcodes at the pay points. When they launched i had a chance to use the service. All you need is your smart phone the app and money deposited. Its on istore and play as zampay

    • Thanks for this additional information. Where can I top-up my Zampay wallet? Zamtel agents? Can I top it up from a bank account?

  2. Handy as long as you don’t lose your 4ne. Someone can easily go on a shopping spree once they steal someone’s “loaded’ 4ne

    • Good point so the need to protect the customer. They should add the security feature too. Maybe it’s there, who knows!

  3. Good stuff. Everytime you pop into Zambia there is progress. I was bringing my iZettle for future business, but this sorts it locally.

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