Ghana’s power distribution company, Electricity Company of Ghana, will on February 18, 2020 launch a mobile application to enable its customers to buy prepaid credit via mobile phones directly without having to visit any sales points.
Vice President of the West African nation Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, dropped the hint at a Town Hall Meeting in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi on Tuesday.
He said the mobile app would help to eliminate the stress ECG customers go through in getting prepaid credit particularly, at night.
“You can buy units for others as well,” he said, adding that “now people will be calling you to buy credit for them.”
Dr Bawumia said the government’s resolve to digitise Ghana’s economy was to do away with all inefficiencies and corruption in the system.
That, he added, would help Ghana to reap the benefits of digitisation, saying “Digitisation is going to reduce a lot of inefficiency and corruption.”