Kampala Mayor aspirant, Innocent Kawooya, is eating big even before he eats City Hall. He recently announced on his page that he has been voted as Co-Chair of the Mojaloop Community Council, less than a week after he was voted onto the Council itself.
Clearly his fellow Council members are feeling his vibes and know the boy from Masaka is a hardcore who can handle the responsibility.
The members of the Council are all eminent in the field of #FinancialInclusion and financial technology. They are from all over the world, and are actually an international body charged with plotting a path to ensure that in time a farmer in Kyanamukaka will be able to sell his potatoes directly to Mark Zuckerberg. Innocent is right up this alley; he and HiPipo, the organisation where he has been CEO for over a decade, are arguably the biggest advocates on the continent when it comes to financial inclusion.
This’ part of what Innocent posted on his page: ‘It is a fantastic opportunity for me to learn and share and contribute amongst peers I greatly admire. It is also a validation of the tremendous work I and the HiPipo team continue to put in as we endeavour to create a fully digitized world where all citizens can access networks, financial and otherwise, to make their lives and those of their families and communities better.
I look forward to working on the Council in this esteemed, extra capacity, and promise to do so to the best of my ability. I thank you all for your continued support, & God bless‘.
Clearly the man knows what he’s talking about when he says those things of ‘Digitizing Kampala’.
What is Mojaloop Foundation that Kawooya Innocent was voted to?
Mojaloop was designed to provide a reference model for payment interoperability, that can be used to overcome barriers that have slowed the spread of digital financial services.
Whole, adapted, or as a blueprint – the Mojaloop Foundation’s open source software can be used by organizations to build interoperable, digital payment systems that enable seamless, affordable financial services between individual users, banks, government entities, merchants, mobile network operators, providers, and technology companies – connecting the underserved with the emerging digital economy.