To commemorate 13 years of fostering financial inclusion through mobile money transactions, MTN Ghana has started a month-long initiative.
With its “MTN MoMo Month,” the telecom giant hopes to draw attention to the effects mobile money has had on the country of Ghana’s economy and people since it was introduced in July 2009. Customers will also receive exciting prizes as part of the campaign.
“Accelerating Growth in Digital Payments – the Role of Partnerships” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration.
To honor the celebrations this year, a number of events have been planned, including customer specials, digital fairs, market storms, mobile money promotions, and other interesting events.
Nii Adotey Mingle, General Manager of MTN-Northern Business District, praised the company’s consumers for having faith in the MOMO platform while speaking during the formal celebration on Wednesday at the New Kejetia Market Terminal, Gate (11) in Kumasi.
To stay connected on Ghana’s greatest network, MTN Ghana is pushing its users to register their SIM cards through the various community points by the deadline.
MTN is requesting that users find registration stations in their neighborhoods so that their biometric data can be collected. There are over 6,700 registration points throughout the nation.
Registration Agents are available to help clients who need to register their SIM cards from now until the end of the SIM registration exercise in all significant places, including markets, truck parks, and other key locations.
Mr Nii Adotey says he is confident more customers will continue to use Momo on the digital payment platforms despite the introduction of the Electronic Transactions levy(E-levy) by the government of Ghana.
He urged customers to use the Momo platforms because they have reduced the Momo charges from 1% to 0.75% and also it helps to eliminate the risk in carrying huge sums of money for business transactions, the risk in highway robbery attack on our traders etc.
According to him, the MoMo platform’s services were created to provide financial intermediation for Ghanaians who did not have access to a bank account, but the medium has now enabled people to borrow for small enterprises.
As the leading provider of mobile money services to Ghanaians, MTN Ghana is trying to raise their awareness of mobile money fraud through a campaign called #U4Know.
“We want Ghanaians to keep their ‘momo’ wallets safe by remembering these pieces of advice, never share the PIN number, not even with somebody who says they work for MTN never discuss the details of the momo wallet with somebody who called you, all MTN customer service calls originate with the same specific phone number and customers should call 100 if they need help” Mr Mingle stated.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Ofori of the Regional Cybercrime Unit of the Ghana Police Service who represent the Ashanti Regional Crime Officer ACP Nana Kwaku Duah urged mobile money agents to put their personal protection first in order to lower the likelihood of assault.
He advised them against working late into the night because doing so made them vulnerable to armed robberies.
In order to maintain successful policing, he claimed that the police were always devoted to defending the populace.
Mr Tawfiq Moomen highlighted on the series of activities and promotions for the Momo month. According to him all customers will benefit from the promo as far as the momo transactions is concerned.
“All consumers who do a momo transactions will get points and the moment you get an accumulated point of 250 you will be awarded and not only that those who use Momo for airtime top up, data top up will all earn points from these promo” he added.
“There will be 63,000 awards weekly for 12 weeks which will be 756,000 within the year.
“Agents have a targeted objective and the promo is about those who can get new customers on board and the awards will be held on 31st September” Moomen stated.
There was a lot of giveaways to customers who were able to answer simple questions over Mobile Money transactions.