New Cellulant alliance looks to beef up e-govt
Africa-focused digital solutions provider Cellulant has entered into a five-year partnership with Senegal-based trade facilitations Systems provider GAINDE 2000 to offer an end-to-end pan-African e-government technology infrastructure and payments solution.
Cellulant will provide a single digital payments platform- Tingg- which it says will address the complex payments needs for both governments and businesses.The platform is designed to enhance trade, revenue and tax collection for governments and multinational companies.
According to the company, Tingg makes it easy to collect and make payments across multiple payment methods in different currencies, connecting thousands of businesses with 154 payment options across 35 countries.
The platform powers payments for 220 million consumers on a single inclusive network allowing for interoperability across Africa, Cellulant added.
According to a statement released to the media by Cellulant, GAINDE will bundle its e-government solutions with Cellulant’s payments solutions.
The statement continues: “This partnership will offer a digital payments platform that will help governments improve their trade environment and meet the challenges of payments & modern customs administration through reduction of time and cost in trade transactions. Global & regional businesses have access to a Single Window system operated on a technological infrastructure offering a set of services, including a single payment integration into all essential payment methods in 35 countries in Africa.”
GAINDE 2000 covers a large scope of functionalities and allows traders and shipping companies to lodge their declarations online to customs. GAINDE 2000 core business has evolved into designing, implementing and operating digital platforms for governments and businesses.
It is described as a critical player in the dematerialisation of administrative formalities in Africa, with consulting services delivered in more than 20 countries.
The service provider has also established a Digital Certification Authority (PKI) called BTRUST 360 that allows them to encrypt and sign data.
Regional Executive Director, GAINDE 2000, Daniel Sarr said: “This partnership with Cellulant not only marks a milestone on our journey to facilitate trade formalities; it also signifies a dramatic shift for the future of financial trade-related transactions, security operations and human-driven applications. This partnership will bring together GAINDE 2000 expertise in trade facilitation and digital transformation with the power and scale of Cellulant in digital payments platforms, data science and risk monitoring.”
Baba Gueye, Regional Head of Cellulant in WAEMU stated, “The relationship with GAINDE 2000 grew in a very organic way before the partnership crystallised. As pioneers in our respective sectors, we have complementary core businesses. We have been at work since April 2020 and share great ambitions for the continent as digitalisation has become an imperative for every business and sector. Through this partnership, we can offer governments and businesses alike a full range of dematerialised solutions on the backbone of digital payments to complete the experience.”