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Yakako is a singular verb meaning “You shine” in the local Luganda dialect. On the other side of the spectrum, it is a Ugandan bred service that will enable pre-paid Umeme Yaka users to be able to borrow more units to power their homes and businesses using mobile money. Extension of the service to Post-Paid Umeme customers is in coming soon mode.
DSTV has finally succumbed to pressure as we reported earlier and slashed its prices. The move comes after we reported a new entrant in the payTV space, called Econet global Media headlined by Millionaire Investor Strive Masiyiwa. Econet Media will be launching its KweseTV brand in Uganda. Something that might have prompted the Multichoice owned brand to slash prices.
Airtel Uganda has today launched the Wewole (meaning borrow) service, a micro-credit service using its Airtel Money platform. It will allow Airtel Money users and agents access loan facilities through Airtel Money. Wewole is executed in partnership with Jumo, that describes itself as a marketplace connecting millions of small businesses to a world of financial choices.
In our first episode of #UGTechUnplugged we had a chat with Daniel Okalany, team leader of Kola Studio, the makers of the much famous Matatu mobile game.