Tanzania: Vodacom Launches Digital Payment Scheme

M-PESA, Vodacom Tanzania's flagship launched an online payment service through the web based platform of Vinjari which will allow local traders registered under Vinjari. co.tz to accept online payment for the purchase of services.

The service allows travellers to book and pay for hotels, tour package and flights, Vodacom said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam.

"Vinjari.co.tz platform has over 300 hotels and partners around the country and we only serve the travel industry under its portfolio.


This launch is strategically in line with M-pesa online payments positioning and gearing up for the Festive 'Travel and shopping' season," Vodacom Tanzania's Head of Corporate Affairs & Public Relations, Ms Rosalynn Mworia, said at the launch of the service.

"The ability to conduct financial transaction using a mobile phone is now a vital part of life for millions of Tanzanians.

The entry of MPesa into the online space is a game changer that is bound to transform the conduct and uptake of online trade in Tanzania," she added.