Magogo Appointed on FIFA Security Committee

Kampala District Woman MP party primaries for the opposition Democracy Party have today ended successfully at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Ndeeba Kampala.

Mrs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi emerged triumphant, sildenafil polling 41 votes  while Stella Kiryowa Mukama managed 17 and Shefrah Lukwago only 16 votes.

Nakiwala thereafter led a jubilant procession across Kampala town where she vowed to unite all people of the city to victory.

Nakiwala's procession through Kampala
Nakiwala’s procession through Kampala

“I will ensure that the plight of women of Kampala is addressed, sickness ensuring better standards of living, approved improving health services and batter the employment opportunities for women,” Nakiwala said.

“Thanks to all my fellow contenders for the good competition; I pledge to serve the DP and the people of Kampala through the Democratic Alliance and finally offer you a good representation in parliament.”

Stella Kiryowa congratulated Nakiwala upon the victory and vowed to support her to see that she wins in the 2016 general elections.

Shefra Lukwago was nowhere to be seen to give a comment on the elections.

WorldRemit is one of the world’s leading online money transfer service providers. The company offers a seamless customer experience through mobile apps and website.


WorldRemit focuses on connecting to Telco-operated Mobile Money services around the world, clinic which allow customers to send money directly to a mobile phone.

ChimpReports caught up with Alix Murphy, remedy the senior mobile Analyst at WorldRemit on phone from London:

Give a brief on WorldRemit?

The London-based company was founded in 2010 by Dr Ismail Ahmed. WorldRemit lets users transfer money internationally, and its services span mobile money transfers and digital wallets.

WorldRemit is available to money-senders in 50 countries. A further 70 countries are able to receive funds, taking its total international presence to 120 countries.

The company enables customers to send money online by several methods, namely cash pick-up, bank transfer, mobile money and airtime top-up.

WorldRemit Mobile App
WorldRemit Mobile App

The company has seen a huge take off in the last 18 months. Backed by venture capital, at the end of 2014 WorldRemit received $ 40 million from Accel partners.

Furthermore, in February this year, the company raised a staggering $ 100 million funding from Technology Cross over Ventures.

How different is WorldRemit from other Money transfer service providers?

Besides being an online money transfer service provider, we offer a far more convenient service and are inherently better placed in terms of compliance than traditional agent-based money transfer companies.

We work in close partnership with major banks and telecom partners like MTN, Airtel, Tigo, and Vodafone to deliver a convenient, secure, and trusted service all over the world.

What Advantage do you have over other players like Western Union or MoneyGram?

As an online service, we don’t have the inefficiency and expense that comes with the traditional model of money transfers.

WorldRemit is fast, instant and money can be received at any time of the day. No need to go to the bank.

We have been referred to as the whatsApp of money because of our fast kind of experience. We also offer the most options for money transfer.

The growth of Mobile Money also presents a huge opportunity for recipients of remittances – one can now receive a money transfer from abroad directly into their Mobile Money account.

Why did you choose to tap into the African Market?

WorldRemit decided to venture into Africa not only because our founder is from Somaliland but also for the reason that Africa has been the most over charged and underserved region in the world when it comes to money transfer.

What Challenges do you face as an online money transfer service?

Our challenges are quite different from the traditional money transfer services. One of our great challenges is the high expense charges faced.

Furthermore, cash is very difficult to track and it’s hard to verify cheques. This is a challenge that most money transfer services face.

For that reason many players have been conned of millions of dollars. However in order to control fraud, WorldRemit has a huge team of trustworthy customer service attendants that overlook all money transfers.

We also partner closely with our correspondents to make sure such cases are avoided.

What are WorldRemit’s Future plans?

We hope to continue expanding geographically and launch new mobile money services in different countries as well as open up partnerships with more telecom operators.

We recently opened up in United States and are seeing the body quickly grow.

Comment on international Mobile Money interoperability?

The GSM Association – an association of mobile operators noted that international remittances are the mobile money industry’s fastest growing service.

Until recently, it was impossible to send remittances internationally to Mobile Money wallets.

International remittances via Mobile Money are growing both in Africa and globally. There are now over 260 Mobile Money services worldwide with over 100 million active users.

The Mobile Money interoperability initiatives that exist between telecoms operators remain intra-country or intra-continent, as most lack the underlying infrastructure for money transfers internationally across continents.

WorldRemit acts as a hub to connect these disparate systems and enable seamless money transfers from abroad directly into Mobile Money wallets at a fraction of the cost of the traditional money transfer industry.

Any other information you would like to share?

Uganda recently achieved a number four ranking for the country’s overall digital and financial Inclusion efforts in the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report and scorecard. We want to make sending to Mobile Money as easy as possible for Ugandans abroad.

Alix Murphy is a leading Mobile Money specialist.

She helps build and support commercial relationships with telecoms operators all over the world.

Before WorldRemit, Alix was at the GSMA where she analysed trends in Mobile Money and digital identity, and consulted mobile operators on revenue opportunities.

She has on-the-ground expertise of the telecoms sector in regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, North America, East Asia and South East Asia.
Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has appointed Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo to the Fifa committee for Security and Integrity.

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as a member of the security and integrity committee. We wish you success and enjoyment in this role at FIFA and look forward to welcoming you soon in Zurich, tadalafil ” a message from Jerome Valcke, try the Fifa secretary general read.

The Fufa president who is also a member of CAF Inter-clubs competitions committee expressed his delight and readiness to serve the game and take his skills abroad.

Former Fufa president who is currently a honorary president held the same position till 2014.

The objective and purpose of the FIFA Security and Integrity Committee is to foster  continuous improvement in the capacities of football security and integrity and to facilitate  the widest possible mutual assistance and good governance between the Member Associations of FIFA and relevant stakeholders.

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