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Chad gets first mobile money offering

June 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms

Airtel Chad has collaborated with Ecobank to launch Airtel Money in the West African nation. Touted as the first Mobile commerce product in the country, the service will allow subscribers to carry out financial transactions on their mobile phones and enhance the delivery of financial services at affordable costs.

Airtel Chad has collaborated with Ecobank to launch Airtel Money in the West African nation (image: stock.xchng)

The launch ceremony of the new service was held at the Kempinski Hotel in the capital Ndjamena, in the presence of various dignitaries, notably Prime Minister Emmanuel Nadingar, Telecommunicatons Minister Alingue Jean Bawoyeu and members of the diplomatic corps in Chad.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Salia Gbane, CEO of Airtel Chad, said: “This service allows customers to send money to their relatives, pay essential bills such as electricity and water, tuition fees, bookings and even buy groceries without having to carry cash. The phone essentially becomes an electronic wallet.

He added “This partnership clearly demonstrates the revolutionary role that mobile communications can play in improving the living conditions of the communities that we serve”.

Staff writer

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