Tro-tro Fare To Be Paid via Mobile Money

Dr. Maxwell Opoku Afari, Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana has disclosed that, Patrons of commercial vehicle “tro-tro,” would pay their transportation fare via digital means after the passage of Payment System and Service Bill is passed by Parliament.

 “If you are going to board a tro-tro all you need to do is just ask for the mobile money number of the driver, then you transfer the payment. This innovation will curtail the occasional scuffle between passengers and conductors over few Cedis change,” he revealed.

The revelation made by the governor comes in the wake of mobile money transactions in Ghana creating in excess of 150,000 jobs as at December 2017. Meanwhile, there are calls for heightened security in the mobile money sector as cases of fraud and theft continues to increase.

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