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Customers to pay electricity bills using M-Paisa

Customers to pay electricity bills using M-Paisa

Apr 14, 2015 - 17:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): M-Paisa, Afghanistaninfo-icon’s leading m-commerce provider, and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), which operates and manages electric power generation, transmission and distribution in throughout Afghanistan announced a partnership that will enable Kabul residents to pay their electricity bills using M-Paisa, Roshan’s mobile money service.

A statement from the DABS said that the initiative would commence with a pilot program for approximately 320,000 customers in Kabul and would then expand to other provinces including Herat and Kandahar.

M-Paisa is a cost-effective, secure and convenient method for bill payment.  It saves customers time and money by enabling them to pay their bills directly on their phones. Additionally, the statement said that with the recent upgrades to M-Paisa’s system that enable the integration of an M-Paisa account with bank accounts, customers are able to transfer the money directly from their bank accounts to Breshna through M-Paisa on their phones.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Breshna to offer Afghans a superior system for bill payment through Roshan’s M-Paisa,” said Karim Khoja, Chief Executive Officer of Roshan.

With over 1.3 million registered users and over $6 million transactions transferred each month, M-Paisa is the largest m-commerce provider in Afghanistan and plays a vital role in the country’s financial infrastructure, the statement added.



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