MTN launches Mobile Money Month in Tamale

Telecommunication giant, MTN-Ghana has on Thursday, August 3, 2017 launched the MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) Month in Tamale with exciting freebies for subscribers.

The Month of August declared as mobile money month by MTN will see the over 6.2 million active users of the platform enjoy 100% bonus on top up using mobile money and free wallet to wallet payments of up to GHC5 for two transactions daily.

The 2017 Mobile Money Month is celebrated under the theme: “Expanding Digital Payments for Economic Transformation”.

Speaking at the 6th anniversary launch of the MoMo Month, the Senior Commercial Manager for the Northern Sector, Mr. Peter Bimpeh extolled the benefits performing transactions through Mobile Money. According to him, the platform is fast, simple, convenient, secure and affordable way of transferring money, making payments and doing other transactions using phone.

Mr. Peter noted the Mobile Money service is even more attractive and impactful because together with 16 partner banks, MTN has developed and deployed numerous innovative financial products aimed at convenience and safety while supporting the drive towards a cash lite Ghana.

Mr. Peter Bimpeh

He disclosed MTN in partnership with Fidelity Bank launched the Y’ello Save Account, which enables customers to save and earn 12% interest per annum on money saved. Adding MTN had earlier launched TBill4All in partnership with Ecobank to enable Ghanaians to buy Treasury Bills using their MTN Mobile Money wallets.

The Senior Commercial Manager for the Northern Sector revealed a Stakeholder Conference, Campus Activations at second cycle and tertiary institutions, a Hackathon App Competition, Regional or Community Activations among others as some activities outlined for the month long celebration.

“Mobile money is transforming the way we do business and our very lives. With access to money anywhere, anytime, rapid economic transformation is made easy” he added.

The launch at the Tamale Taxi rank saw some merchants, media personnel, security officers and market women wining Mobile Money T. Shirts, hand bands and pens after answering basic questions about the service.

Story by Abubakari Sadiq Righteous / northstarfmonline.com

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