Microsoft, Ecobank unite to drive Africa’s digital transformation
- January 27, 2017
American Multinational Technology Company Microsoft and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the Government’s efforts of raising the standard of living of people by providing digital solutions in various sectors.
These sectors include bursary disbursements and school fee collections in the education sector, market shop and small vendor municipality collections, vehicle and driving licensing and eVisa and ePassport fee collections. The agreement also supports the implementation of a comprehensive e-skills and a digital literacy programme.
Commenting on the development, Amr Kamel, General Manager, Microsoft said, “At Microsoft, our aim is to help societies digitally transform, from the single consumer to entire government departments. Any nation properly supported by technology can transform into an intelligent ecosystem, capable of engaging with its citizens, empowering employees and optimizing operations to vastly improve lives.”