- I think payment of service through MOMPO must be encouraged by both public and private organizations in the country.
The onset and continuous spread of Coronavirus (COVID -19) has taken a strong toll on all facets of people’s lives across the world, Ghana included.
By and large, people are being infected largely through human-to-human transmission and other forms of close personal contact.
Doctors and healthcare providers have consequently resorted to contact tracing and social distancing as a way of slowing down the spread of the disease.
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This dreadful virus is infecting and killing people all over, closing economies, and forcing countries into lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus in a region or community.
In the wake of COVID-19, measures and directives from authorities in Ghana have been rolled out for all to adhere to and further protect themselves from being infected. Such measures include: a ban on large gatherings and conferences, staying at home, regular washing of hands, applying hand sanitizers as often as possible, social distancing, wearing of nose masks, and disposing of used tissues after coughing or sneezing etc. These are all laudable ideas.
Come to think of it what will happen if there is a lockdown?
Almost everyone would be indoors leading to financial burden on the citizenry especially those using e-zwich and ATM cards for transactions.
Assuming one’s e-zwich or ATM card has expired, imagine the discomfort.
I think payment of service through MOMPO must be encouraged by both public and private organizations in the country.
Paying e-zwich holders or account holders via Mobile Money (MOMO) would not only improve quality financial service but also reduce long queues at the various banks that might lead to the contracting the virus from an infected person knowingly or unknowingly.
I want to believe the financial institutions and stakeholders have created a means for swift financial service to its customers in case there is a lockdown.