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Jazz Safari goes cashless

This year’s edition of Jazz and Soul Safari is set to start a cashless transaction system thanks to a partnership with Stanbic bank.

Through Flexipay payment solution, jazz fans can now look forward to first-class service by buying gold tickets at a discounted price using mobile money.

To pay through the system, you dial *290*1#, select ‘pay goods and services’ and enter the merchant displayed on your phone’s screen. Then you can pay for a gold ticket at a discounted price for the event slated for September 2.

Revelers who buy the tickets using Flexipay or the Visa/MasterCard option will pay Shs 100,000 instead of the Shs 130,000 paid using cash.

L-R: Daniel Ogong and Tshaka Mayanja

Upon completion of the transaction, buyers will get a code that can be used to get the hard copy ticket. Tickets can be got at Stanbic bank branches at Acacia mall, Forest mall, Garden City, Game Lugogo, Capital Shoppers at Garden City, House of Walker, Sheraton Kampala hotel, Liquid Silk Village mall Bugolobi and Liquid Silk Mogas Naalya.  

Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Tshaka Mayanja, co-founder of the Johnnie Walker Jazz and Soul Safari, said cashless payment is a move to go with the evolving trends.  

“We thank Stanbic bank for bringing on board payment solutions that ease accessibility to the concert,” said Mayanja.

“We know people are busy, and do not have time to pick cash and look for the tickets; a reason as to why we felt it important to get a partner to offer cashless and easy modes of payment.”  

Daniel Ogong, Stanbic bank’s head, marketing and communications, stressed the need for convenience and security.

“We understand the need for convenience while providing secure measures through approved credentials and qualities that the Flexipay payment platform provides,” he said. “We do not need to transact using cash. Through this platform, we guarantee you a seamless transaction.”

Marcus Anderson and Yola Semendo will headline this year’s edition.

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