Zeepay MD Andrew Takyi-Appiah has officially introduced his company, Zeepay Ghana Limited, to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II – seeking Otumfuo’s blessings toward Zeepay Mobile Money and donating GH¢20,000 to the Otumfuo Education Fund.
The Asantehene expressed his delight with the wholly Ghanaian-owned mobile money company, and commended it for taking the initiative to compete in an industry operated only by foreign companies – MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash and AirtelTigo.
The Asantehene further mentioned that he is exceptionally excited that one of his own, the late Dr. A. K. Appiah, is part of the starting founders of Zeepay; and therefore he receives Zeepay into Asanteman as one of his own.
Leading up to Akwasidae, Zeepay stormed Asanteman from Wednesday, October 27, 2021, to Sunday, October 31, 2021 – when it conducted full-scale market activations from Ejisu to Anloga Junction with support from local radio stations.
On Thursday, the float moved from Asafo to Adum and finally to Kejetia – announcing Zeepay’s presence in their town and signing locals onto Zeepay Mobile Money. On Friday, they visited Suame, Banatama and Abrepo with a crowning programme at a local chop bar called ‘Efie Fufuo’, where locals were invited for free fufu with the Zeepay activations team.
The five-day event was climaxed by meeting the Asantehene at the Akwasidae celebration at Manhyia Palace, during which Zeepay presented gifts to the Palace as custom demands. The Asantehene recalled his relationship with the late Dr. Anthony Kwasi Appiah (father of Andrew Takyi-Appiah), an old and dear friend of his, and thanked the party for returning his lost son.
Finally, he offered his blessings and support to Zeepay Mobile Money. Zeepay’s MD said: “This has been the single most effective campaign we have run in the Ashanti Region. We have indeed been honoured to meet with the king to celebrate Akwasidae with the people of Asanteman and be given an opportunity to donate to the Otumfuo Education Fund”.
In attendance was Paa Kwasi Yankey, Chairman of the Board; James Quarshie, Zeepay Club Partner; Dede Quarshie, General Manager Commercial; Felicity Jaforktuk, Product Manager; Gloria Kumi, Service Delivery Manager; Morkor Quarshie, Brand Manager; Oscar Bempong, Author of Mindset Revolution; and Patrick Adjei Kontoh, Liaison Officer to Manhyia Palace.
Zeepay is the fastest-growing mobile financial services company across Africa, with operations in Ghana and the United Kingdom, terminating to 20 countries across Africa and with termination agreements in over 90 jurisdictions globally. Zeepay specialises in remittance termination into mobile wallets, and is completely networked and partner agnostic.
The company is a wholly Ghanaian-owned company, regulated in the UK by Financial Conduct Authority-FCA #592538 and in Ghana by Bank of Ghana- PSD/ZGL/20/03 under the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987). Zeepay supports Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 and is considered a Financial Inclusion Company positioned to improve last mile access. Visit myzeepay.com for more information.