The Chief Executive of Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems, Mr. Archie Hesse, has urged the public to sign up to GhanaPay in order to experience the convenience and efficiency that comes with the mobile service.
According to him, the service has been designed to give the user maximum utility.
GhanaPay is similar to mobile money but has additional features and is a shared service offered by universal banks, rural banks and savings and loans companies to individuals and businesses.
The service was launched in the middle of June but has witnessed significant uptake by the public.
GhIPSS together with partner financial institutions have embarked on a number of activities to create awareness and drive patronage of the service.
Speaking in an interview, Chief Executive of GhIPSS Archie Hesse said GhanaPay has augmented services – adding that those who have signed onto it have found it very useful.
Mr. Hesse explained that the addition of GhanaPay to existing electronic payment services is part of efforts to deepen the use of electronic payment channels and reduce cash transactions.
He said GhIPSS and the financial institutions will continue to roll-out a number of activities across the country to educate the public and promote use of the service.
Users of GhanaPay can perform a number of transactions including cash-in and cash-out, as well as pay bills, pay GhQR merchants, buy airtime and data. The service can also be used to request statements, make a complaint or send feedback.
Mr. Hesse said other enhanced services will be added to meet the banking public’s changing needs. He stressed that GhanaPay is remarkably different and urged financial institutions to find innovative ways of informing the public about the need to “enjoy the GhanaPay experience”.