Tanzanian Embracing Tigo Pesa To Pay Utility Bills

September 6, 2017 11:21 pm0 commentsViews: 33

Thanks to Tigo Pesa digital payment system in Tanzania that is lately making life of people easier than before bit by bit.

Tigo Pesa is a local application for smartphone to allow customers pay their utility bills including buying kilowatt-hours of electricity energy from their mobile devices.

The system is fast and easy to use. It saves lot of time of consumers who now don’t need to wait in queue for about an hour to buy electricity for home.

A 10,000 Tanzanian shillings can get 28 kilowatt-hours of energy that is enough to power for about a week a small house of one family.

TANESCO is the state power supplier in the country and with the wide use of digital payment it is able to reduce expenses and boost up revenues.

With the pre-payment the company don’t need the manual meter reading done and overcome the scope of electricity theft too.

A study reveals with the digital payment new business opportunities can be created and improve cash flow for utilities. It increases transparency too and boosts up off-grid operations.

TANESCO spokesperson said most of their customers are now using the digital payment platform to buy electricity from them.

Gradually more African countries are embracing the digital payment system to help customers pay their utility bills with ease and on time to avoid penalty.

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