Namibia’s Rehoboth gets cellphone prepaid power service
First National Bank (FNB) has partnered with the Rehoboth Town Council in Namibia to sell pre-paid electricity to Rehoboth residents via FNB's cellphone banking service.
The service is already available for residents in the Erongo Region, the north and in Windhoek.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Rehoboth Town Council, Theo Jankowski, said:. "Like ATMs and online banking services, cellphones are giving consumers more options. By being able to access account information and perform transactions without requiring access to bank branches, ATMs, or computers, consumers are able to bank anywhere, antime.”
Dixon Norval, Head of Strategic Marketing and Communications at FNB Namibia said the service was in line with the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Namibia's call for greater financial inclusion.