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Ghana: Cellulant aims to introduce digital payments for utility and other services

By David Whitehouse
Posted on Monday, 30 August 2021 14:52

Cellulant Ghana country manager Eric Kortey. Photo supplied.

Cellulant, a company focused on digital payments, secured a payment services provider (PSP) license in Ghana in April. It wants to partner with the government, banks and insurers to enable digital payments for utility and other services, Eric Kortey, Cellulant country manager for Ghana, tells The Africa Report.

The PSP license can contribute to the government’s aim of creating a digital economy, and Cellulant is “engaging with the government” on utility payments, Kortey says in Accra.

Discussions are also underway with transport providers who want a digital means of accepting payment from passengers and paying drivers, he adds.

Ghana is seeking to achieve increased digitisation of public services and has introduced online passport renewals, vehicle registration platforms, a paperless port system and digital platforms for the courts system as well as the tourism ministry.