Chap Chap founder challenges Ugandan entrepreneurs to simplify their innovations

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The creator of Chap Chap app that helps a user make cashless payments says the reason more Ugandans are embracing the digital revolution is because innovations have not been made simpler and easy to use.

Chap Chap creator Emmanuel Emodek says the reason why his app has lasted so long is because it is so easy to use. The app which can be downloaded from Google Play Store for anyone using an Android phone has been downloaded over 10,000 times.

ChapChap Africa is an organization that started in Uganda and prides itself in developing low cost innovative digital solutions that enable our people to easily access financial services as well as helping entrepreneurs in making informed decisions on how improve and manage their businesses.

Emodek created the app over 10 years ago as a struggling graduate looking for employment. He has described Chap Chap as set up to, "help our communities especially people in the informal sector and small businesses to make smarter business decisions that will increase their chances of making more revenue and increase their chances of survival based on the fact that information collected by the application will effectively make running and managing businesses easy."

All a user has to do is download the app from the play store and register. They can then begin transacting.

Emodek says that unfortunately not many applications created by Ugandans are as easy to use for the first time consumer.

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Several reports have noted that Uganda has one of the highest numbers of people opening up businesses. The research shows that 28 per cent of Uganda's adult population started businesses in the last 42 months, which is almost twice as high as any other country in the world.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) also a few years ago ranked Uganda as the most enterprising country in the world. It said 28% of adults in Uganda own or co-own a new business. However, the same survey revealed high failure rates of business start-ups.

Additionally, several reports have revealed that many Ugandan start-up businesses do not live to celebrate their first anniversary.

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