Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates

By Abdirisak Itaqile

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company has praised Somaliland’s leading telecommunication Company Telesom for its mobile money banking and transfer service, Zaad Service during his speech at Sibos closing plenary in Boston on October 3, 2014.

In his speech, Bill Gates said, “Through innovation TELESOM has managed to introduce digital currency transfers and now Somaliland has one of the fastest growing Mobile money services where Company facilitated Somaliland people to send money through mobile phones.

The Microsoft Billionaire Mr. Bill Gates in his speech at Sibos , Boston said , “I amazed to see in places such as Somaliland people hardly cash out at all , this is due to people there fill their digital accounts once a month so actually there is more going with the digital currency than the paper currency although the country economy is considered a small economy its booming this is also the case in Kenya whereby 31% of the population relay on Mpesa.

 

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  1. I say Congrats, this is great for Telesom to have been noticed by the world’s richest Man alive for their contributions of humanity!!

  2. TO ALL THE HATERS WHO ARE WELL KNOWN TO WRITE ARTICLES BY ALWAYS TRYING TO TARNISH TELESOM IMAGES, AND TO THOSE WHO ALWAYS SAY THAT TELESOM ZAAD IS UNRELIABLE AND RISKY. THIS ARTICLE CONCERNS YOU AND SHOWS THE GREATNESS CAPACITY THAT TELESOMS DELIVERS IN SOMALILAND, AND AM SO OVERWHELMED AND PROUD OF TELESOM THE COMPANY WHICH I USE AND THAT HAS BEEN PRAISED BY THE GREAT BILL GATES. WHO ELSE CAN GET SUCH FAME AND PROUDNESS BUT TELESOM, DEFINETELLY NOT SOMTEL THE RIVAL AND SELFISH HYPOCRITE TELECOMUNICATION!!!!

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