Soon to be Kampala Mayor 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’.