Banks, together with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems ltd. (GhIPSS), will spend the rest of the month in different cities in the northern part of the country, creating awareness and driving patronage for GhanaPay.
This forms part of efforts to promote the use of the shared mobile money service across the country.
GhanaPay is a mobile money service but with additional features, and it is a shared service offered by universal banks, rural banks as well as savings and loans companies to individuals and businesses.
The service, which was launched in the middle of June, has witnessed significant uptake by the public.
GhIPSS, together with the partner financial institutions, has embarked on a number of activities to educate the public about the relatively new service. The awareness creation has taken the team to the Ashanti and Western Regions.
In order to achieve a higher usage, teams from banks and GhIPSS will be visiting specific locations in the northern part of the country between October 18 and 31.
Speaking ahead of the GhanaPay Experience Fair in the northern sector, the Chief Executive of GhIPSS, Archie Hesse, said the fair will give patrons an experience of the service, and detailed public education on the many uses of the service.
Mr. Hesse urged the public to be on the lookout for the fairs, and encouraged them to come out in their numbers to attend in order to get the opportunity to ask all the questions about the service.
The GhIPSS CEO said the GhanaPay Experience Fair will be taken to other parts of the country. He said other platforms and events will also be used to drive patronage for the service.
Users of GhanaPay are able to 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 for statement, make a complaint or send feedback.