Abel Birhanu daily Ethiopian news update 17 October 2020. State Minister of Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Dr. Ahmedin Mohammed said that the cooperation will enable Ethiopia strengthen existing infrastructure, develop enabling systems and facilitate digital interactions between the government, the private sector and citizens.
The MoU is expected to help Ethiopia optimize existing technology, digital assets and services in driving its digital transformation agenda which will directly support efforts towards financial inclusion, creating safe and accessible digitized payment solutions for small businesses and implementing digital identity projects.
“Mastercard is committed to connecting and empowering an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible.”, said Raghav Prasad, Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, MasterCard.
He added saying “Building on our long-standing partnership with the Ethiopian government, we are excited to be partnering with this innovative team to meet the goals set in the Digital Ethiopia 2025 strategy.”
- Ethiopian News