Airtel Zambia and Zambeef have partnered and introduced a ‘Tap and Go’ payment service with the aim of allowing customers pay for their products, including meat using Airtel Money.

Speaking at the launch event held at Zambeef’s Mtendere Macro outlet, Airtel Money Manager Tukuza Lungu said the service would also allow customers pay for goods and services using the ‘Near Field Technology’ (NFC) on their mobile phones.

Lungu urged Airtel customers to sign up for Airtel Money with an active Airtel Money Wallet, which was linked with an NFC Tag placed at the back of the phone.

“Payment can be done simply by tapping your phone on the Point of Sale device (POS) and entering your Airtel Money PIN to complete a transaction. This significant development is in line with the national efforts of moving our country towards being technologically proficient by finding ways to innovate services to benefit the community at large,” said Lungu.

Speaking at the same event, Zambeef Business Development Manager Justo Kopulande said his company was looking for ways to enable their customers pay for their meat products in a secure and convenient manner and thanked airtel for the gesture.