Mobile money interoperability officially launched in Ghana

14 May 2018

After three postponements, mobile money interoperability has finally been officially launched in Ghana, after a ceremony conducted by Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, writes Mobile World Live. The service was initially due to go live in November 2017, but was pushed back to January, then February this year due to a number of technical issues. The interoperability platform, which has been developed by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems will allow users of mobile money providers to transfer cash via their handsets and is a move hailed by AirtelTigo CEO Ms Roshi Motman, who said: ‘We welcome this giant step which will help our customers and all Ghanaians to enjoy increased convenience to send and receive money from one mobile wallet to another across networks in real time and reduce fraudulent transactions.’

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