Corona-virus: Airtel scraps mobile money charges.

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In a statement by the Airtel Uganda Managing Director, VG Somasekhar the move is aimed at supporting efforts to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic by promoting conversion of physical cash to digital or electronic transactions.

“As part of the support, effective March 20, 2020, all on-net person to person transactions will be free for 30 days for any number of transactions and value,” Somasekhar said.

“Airtel Money Pay will be free for all customers and all merchants for 30 days.”

The telecommunication company says they are indebted to the government and other stakeholders for efforts and proactive measures aimed at ensuring the safety of Ugandans and that they will continue supporting them.

 

Source: NilePost