MTN Makes Govt Services Payable Through Mobile Money

Money Transfer

MTN Rwanda and RwandaOnline Platform Limited (ROPL) have launched a service which enables MTN customers to pay government services using Mobile Money.

The services are through the Irembo e-Government platform, a single "one-stop-shop" for government service applications.

Norman Munyampundu, the MTN business general manager, said that partnering with ROPL will give Rwandans access to government services at their convenient time.

"Rwandan citizens and businesses want to connect to government services, so digitalizing them will make it easier. We are also aiming at promoting financial inclusion through Mobile Money," said Munyampundu.

Clement Uwajeneza, the CEO of ROPL, said that their partnership with MTN aims at providing government services to over 4 million MTN subscribers.

"Last month 15000 transactions were made and 85% were paid through Mobile Money. The Mobile Money service is easy and simple. Integrating it to the citizens of Rwanda will reduce long processes such as lining at offices and banks," Uwajeneza said.

Subscribers will be able to pay for birth certificates, criminal record certificates, marriage certificates and East Africa tourist visa among others.

Once the citizen successfully applies for an e-Government service on Irembo, they will receive a transaction code to be used on their mobile phones for payment via Mobile Money.

To know how it works they will dial *182# and follow the prompts.
Source: Rwanda Focus 14 March 2016