Payments firm Cellulant has launched “Mula”, its relatively new payments service in Ghana in a move that will allow anyone pay for their the utility bills online, purchase airtime and pay for TV subscription services such as GOtv and DStv from their mobile phones.
According to the firm, before the launch of Mula, ECG customers needed to visit an agent nearby their home to buy power credit which was difficult and inconveniencing customers when power credit would run out sometimes in the middle of the night. The launch of Mula completely removes the need for the worry, stress and inconvenience by providing the ability to buy credit on their phone from any of their mobile money wallet.
“Today customers are mobile and are always looking for better ways to integrate their daily activities. With the launch of Mula we aim to provide a better way for customers in Ghana to make payments.,” says Mr. Albert Ngumba, Country Manager for Cellulant Ghana. “We aim to transform how customers make payments in this country, providing solutions that are relevant to our customer’s daily lives. Mula is a secure, simple and convenient alternative for customers to pay their bills from their phones.”
Mula was released to the public on Tuesday in Accra. Currently, customers can not only buy ECG prepaid power credit, but they can buy airtime from any of the networks, pay for DStv and GOtv subscriptions using their wallet of choice such as MTN Money, Tigo Cash and Airtel Money. Vodafone Cash will be available within the month.
The payment is available by dialing code *234# or downloading the application. Mula is the payment platform of choice for Ghana’s growing mobile-first generation and the burgeoning internet users. Mula provides an easy, cashless and convenient payment solution for customers.
The payments service also allows consumers to know their exact bill amount payable, pay their bills with different payment options, get bill reminders sent straight to their phones, save all customer account numbers in one place and buy airtime for different phone networks with one wallet.
With operations in 11 countries, with a growing workforce of 250 employees across the African continent, Cellulant’s ecosystem connects over 95 banks, 30 Mobile Network Operators, 2 Government-backed e-Wallets and more than 600 blue chip companies.