LEKMA can now pay property rates using Airtel Money wallets
Airtel Money is enabling Airtel Money users in the Ledzokuku-krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) area pay their property rates directly from their Airtel Money wallets.
The company announced that the development of an electronic revenue mobilization system for LEKMA has been made possible through a partnership with Tucksee Ghana Limited a company that offers customized Revenue Solution to both public and private sector clients and helps them improve their revenue collection with end to end solutions, increasing both efficiency and effectiveness.
The electronic property rate payment provides Airtel Money customers in LEKMA the convenience of paying their property rate in the comfort of their homes or offices. This service which is available only on Airtel Money, will enable Airtel Customers make payment via a USSD short code *456*15#. This means the service is available to all Airtel Money subscribers irrespective of the type of phone being used – smartphones or feature phones.
Speaking on the partnership, Edmund Barwuah, Head of Corporate Sales, Airtel Money said “As the industry leader in innovative mobile financial services, we are happy to partner Tucksee and LEKMA to empower our customers to make payments for property rates electronically. This initiative we believe will save our customers the time and money they would otherwise have spent in traveling to make physical payments at payment points. Customers will as well receive real time notifications via SMS which can be used as validation for rates paid within a specified period of time. Beyond the convenience it provides, this partnership supports our broader agenda of financial inclusion for the majority of Ghanaians. “
On his part, Peter Ramokone, Chief Executive Office of Tucksee said “Throughout the years our company has taken time in understanding the central issues within a revenue collection and administration environment, and we have a simplified solution deployed within various countries in this respect. This initiative with Airtel Ghana is one of the many tailored solutions to provide convenience and a mechanism to tracking funds to District municipalities and metropolitan assemblies. We are happy to partner with Airtel Money in this regard.