Govt applauds TNM for mobile investment wallet, Mpamba Fesa

Information and Civic Education Minister Patricia Kaliati has applauded Malawi’s premier mobile network services provider TNM and Old Mutual for partnering to launch Mpamba Fesa, a mobile money investment tool, saying it will help deepen financial inclusion for Malawi’s unbanked.

Minister Kaliati speaking at the event

Minister Kaliati speaking at the event

Kaliati and TNM boss

Kaliati and TNM boss

Speaking in Blantyre when she officially launched the new product, Kaliati commended TNM for investing in infrastructure and technology that supports products responding to the financial needs of Malawians.

“This product has come at the time when there are calls by Malawians in rural areas for alternative investment avenue. This product offers great potential for pushing the boundaries of financial inclusion and helping to harness a culture of saving and investing amongst Malawians,” she said.

The ICT and Civic Education Minister wowed Malawians to graduate from old ways of saving into mobile money investments as Mpamba Fesa combines the power of mobile telecoms and financial services capabilities to deliver an alternative investment and savings solution to the masses.

“The future of money and finance is looking increasingly mobile, and we must promote the uptake of mobile money technologies if we hope to take off together with the economy,” she said.

For his part, TNM CEO Douglas Stevenson said Mpamba Fesa has come to make it easier for Malawians participate in financial inclusion processes and build their personal wealth.

“Now you can command your phone for Mpamba Fesa to invest your money wherever you’re in Malawi–North, South Centre and in between. It’s a great way of saving for a rainy day. With Mpamba Fesa, TNM is playing a part to help break any barriers to financial inclusion,” he said.

Old Mutual Acting CEO Edith Jiya said Mpamba Fesa, which is linked to the life assurance’s Unit Trusts, offers higher interest yields compared to other investment products available in the Malawi market.

Presenting the new product to the ICT Minister and officials from Reserve Bank of Malawi, TNM Chief Commercial Officer Dan Makata said Mpamba Fesa is easy and convenient to work with as it eliminates red tape in the quest for financial inclusion.

“Mpamba Fesa offers the most convenient way to invest on the money market. There is no tedious paper work that one goes through when investing like in the mainstream market. With onlu K1,000 one can start to build wealth,” he said.

To register for Mpamba Fesa a customer dials *444#, select 4 for Financial Services, choose Fesa and follow on-menu prompts.

Apart from receiving and sending money, TNM Mpamba also provides an opportunity for registered customers to pay utility bills, MASM and TV subscriptions among others.

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Mr. Curious
Moffat Jere #6. Exactly my thoughts. Poor reporting. What is mpamba fesa? How does it work? When I subscribe, is it like opening a bank account? How do I load money on the account? Do I have to queue up at a TNM agent? Does the account accrue interest? How much? Can I borrow on the strength of my account? Can I use it at a bank as collateral? Can I get cash anytime I want? How? Has this type of technology worked elsewhere? Or is Malawi the first? What are the costs to the user? Is it all positive… Read more »
Moffat Charming Jere

I have always expressed my pleasure to have NyasaTimes as reliant source of news.

Unfortunately most of your journalists are below par on reporting. Editors too must know their work.

What is Mpamba Fesa? How does it work? Who is being targeted? And its benefits?

I believe any journalist MUST use all the 5Ws and 1H EFFECTIVELY to deliver efficiently.

Look! your story focusses on Kaliati yet she isn’t the main character.

Rewrite please!


Inde TNM kampani ya chimalawi komanso yachilungamo osat zobela anthu zinazi.


Abale,ndayesela ingondiuza ati ndipange upgrade,ndipange upgrade chaniso?


All I read here are advantages. What is Mpamba Fesa?

john phiri

Akweni apa mukuoneka bwino kwabasi. Osati kudzola ufa wambiri kumaso komanso kuvala chipewa ngati ku ukwati. Keep it up. Looking young and gorgeous. That’s my akweni.



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