MTN Ghana says it’s happy with the introduction of the Digital Financial policy by the government of Ghana. The leading mobile network operator believes that the implementation of this new policy will help in closing the gap in financial inclusion.
Launched three months ago, the Digital Financial policy is aimed at building on the existing technological gains by the country to create a resilient, inclusive, and innovative digital ecosystem that contributes to social development, a robust ecosystem, and a thriving private sector.
Speaking at a virtual launch of MTN Mobile Money Month in Accra on the ‘the Relevance of MoMo in a Covid-19 world’, the General Manager of MTN Mobile Money Limited, Eli Hini described the existence of the Digital Financial Policy as a giant step which will among others drive the expansion of Digital Payments and support the growth of Fintechs in the country.
According to him, digital connections have contributed significantly to keeping interactions and transactions going hence the need to reiterate the agenda to advocate for a cash lite society using MoMo.
“We have used the MoMo month celebration to drive adoption and acceptance of e-money nationwide. Today, under the unfortunate circumstances we find ourselves as a people, we realize that our foresight and relentlessness investment in MTN MoMo at a time when many shy away from the prospects is paying off, MTN MoMo is now an enabler and a drive of commercial activity,” he said.
Mr. Hini further revealed that though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes and has leapfrogged the adoption of MoMo, there are many more opportunities to explore with MoMo in such a time.
“As we use the Month of August to explore the many benefits MoMo has to offer, we encourage you to support the growth of the digital finance ecosystem to grow the percentage of the financially included in Ghana,” he stated.