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A Uganda financial technology mobile application that enables users to chat and transfer money in and out of Uganda has appointed comedian Kenneth Kimuli also known as Pablo as a brand ambassador to promote the local innovation.
The mobile app called Cash Chat was developed by Bold Cashers Limited, a Ugandan technology company. Cash Chat mobile app, the first of it’s kind in Uganda is powered by PesaMoni, a global payment gateway.
Pablo told journalists in Kampala that with Cash Chat mobile app, Bold Cashers is planting two trees with one seed. “If you have noticed, people today literally move with their phones in their palms,” Pablo said. “This means that mobile phones are driving people’s lives. And at Bold Cashers we thought of how we can help them live a productive life instead of them talking about everything and saying nothing.”
“On Cash Chat, you can chat and still make money and as you know, online business is the way to go. Cash Chat helps when it comes to online business in terms of shopping and saving. The plus is you can multitask – you can run your business on your app and socialize,” he added.
Over 20,000 Ugandans are accessing the much needed financial freedom and social media experience like they have never known before. Globally, over 400,000 global users have signed up on the mobile app.
Mr. Edgar Ofoyuru, the Products Designer at Bold Cashers Limited said the Cash Chat mobile app which has been in development for two years helps users to transfer money, advertise products, chat with people in their phone contact list and professional networks, upload statuses and make voice and video calls.
“The Cash Chat mobile app is unique in a way that you can chat and promote something you are interested in through a new business dimension that involves advertising on the mobile app. As a designer and technical division team, we have focused more on providing a good and unique user experience,” Mr. Ofoyuru stated.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bold Cashers Limited and developer of the Cash Chat mobile app, Mr. Asher Namanya Asanasio says that this is the start of an ambitious attempt to make Africa go cashless.
Mr. Namanya said they are working with the leading telecommunication companies and commercial banks in the world, Visa and MasterCard to enable Cash Chat users to access their money anywhere in the world.
“We are an authentic company that believes that the future of developing countries like Uganda and others in Africa is in investing in technology and in innovations like Cash Chat mobile app. We are facilitating the process for Africa to become cashless.
We are looking at having a unified one stopover product where you can be able to chat, transfer money and many other things. Our vision is to connect the world through financial technology and social media,” Mr. Namanya told media.
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