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Thursday, 13 June 2013

MasterCard Launches New Training Facility in Kenya

MasterCard has announced the launch of a brand new training facility in Kenya to empower the financial services ecosystem with knowledge on various aspects of cashless payments in order to boost acceptance readiness in the region.

The training centre, located at MasterCard’s East Africa offices in Eldama Park, off Peponi Road, will be used for training purposes for merchants, retailers and other partners. The facility, which can seat up to 40 people at a time, will be used to host project meetings to enhance awareness of global payments industry best practice in issuance of cards, retail payments and technical aspects of cashless transactions.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the MasterCard Training Centre, Deputy President William Ruto commented: “We are pleased about MasterCard’s commitment to working cohesively with local and regional stakeholders in the payments industry so as to arrive at locally-relevant solutions that will help propel Kenya’s payments infrastructure. In order to maintain Kenya’s status as the innovation hub in East Africa, we are committed to working with companies such as MasterCard to continually deliver on the best financially-inclusive payment solutions for all Kenyans.”

Michael Miebach, President, MasterCard Middle East and Africa, commented: “As we make major strides towards a world beyond cash in Kenya, we are helping secure a better, more inclusive payments landscape for everyone. This training facility demonstrates our commitment to harnessing our global technology and expertise for the betterment of the financial industry and electronic payments in Kenya and East Africa.”

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