Botswana Post pilots electricity prepay

Botswana’s Postal Services is piloting prepaid electricity sales in line with its drive to modernise its services using ICTs.

The service, being trialled in partnership with the Botswana Power Corporation, will initially be available only to BPS employees, but it will later be extended to the public.

The Postal Service is undergoing a number of upgrades to modernise its services. Among them, it is preparing for a merger with the Botswana Savings Bank in order to deliver new payment products to the market; and recently launched a web portal aimed at supporting new services and e-payment.

BPS says it will continue to adapt and integrate new ICTs to remain relevant to the needs of consumers.

Botswana’s President, Sir Seretse Khama Ian Khama, said in his state of the nation address recently that Botswana Post had taken advantage of opportunities created by ICT to improve customer service and diversification of products and services.

He said an ICT optimization and counter automation initiative has been launched that is already delivering reliable, efficient and cost effective e-services to customers. He also noted that 56 of the Kitsong ICT centres also fall under the BPS.


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