39 towers installed in Eastern Province – Zamtel

By Staff Reporter

Zambia Telecommunication Company has installed over 39 of the 113 towers that are expected to be installed in Eastern Province.

Zamtel Regional Business Manager, John Nkhoma said the investment had greatly improved network coverage in the province.

Speaking on Friday evening during a Valentines cocktail held in partnership with Nyanphizi Hotel in Chipata, Nkhoma stated that this was in a bid to cover the whole region.

“We want to use the cocktail to promote our new product called Zampay, which is a mobile money service that enables Zamtel customers use their mobile phone as a digital wallet and conduct cash transactions,” said Nkhoma

And Nyanphizi Hotel director Peter Lungu has described competition in the hotel industry in Chipata as fair.

Lungu said the partnership with Zamtel has assisted to improve the internet access at the hotel, which has pleased clients.

“Our decision to invest in Chipata was made to fill up the gap of lodging challenges which people who visit Chipata face. Construction of the hotel started in 2012,” said Lungu

Lungu encouraged more Zambians to invest in the hotel industry.