According to the telco, Safaricom now has coverage in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
Prior to the company’s official opening of operations in the nation, which will be overseen by President William Ruto, the switch was turned on.
Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom Kenya, said that today’s launch “reiterates our commitment to support Ethiopia’s digital transformation and inclusion program.”
He stated that the Kenyan board of the company is actively helping the Ethiopian management establish a solid basis.
Anwar Soussa, CEO of Safaricom Ethiopia, cited some significant accomplishments, and Ndegwa concurred, adding that the work will aid in the nation’s telecommunications reforms.
We are encouraged by how the achievements listed by Anwar Soussa further the nation’s goals for inclusivity, digital transformation, and telecoms reform.
Without the assistance of the Ethiopian government, with whom we have collaborated since the licensing and our preparations for this commercial launch, all of these efforts—and more—would not have been possible.
The opening of Safaricom’s business operations in Addis Abeba will be presided over by President Ruto and his Ethiopian host, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Ndegwa promised the Ethiopian branch complete help and direction to make sure the pledges were kept.
In order to make sure we fulfill our promise to the people of Ethiopia to use the power of technology and innovation to address consumer and societal concerns, the board and shareholders will provide the management with our unwavering support, direction, and ongoing monitoring, he said.