Jun 4, 2011

More cool news from Ghana, this one a app for business

From telecoms, internet, and broadcast in Africa:
David Agbenyega, the project leader of Mobitix has received the 2nd price for a mobile application that will allow mobile users to buy tickets and event organizers to issue tickets, monitor their sale and validate them. David explained me that with this application, users will potentially be able to buy any types of tickets. Right now, he envisages starting to offer cinema tickets. David has initiated a conversation with Silverbird, the largest chain of cinemas in Ghana about Mobitix with hopes of a partnership in the near future. One teething problem he has yet to solve is the payment. Various electronic means of payment are available like mobile payment systems, txtNpay or eTranzact but the problem with them is that they are not widely used in Ghana yet. An alternate payment method would be scratch cards. David is positive that by the end of the year, the project will be ready to be rolled out in the market.
PD. David was my student in a leadership class at Ashesi University :)

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