MTN commits to intensify education on MoMo

Ghana Business News-MTN-Ghana has renewed its commitment to helping the public get detailed information about its popular money transfer platform called MTN-mobile money (MoMo).

Speaking to this reporter during an outreach sensitization event at a famous market arena called Dr Mensah, a suburb within the Kumasi metropolis, Nii Adotey Mingle who is General Manager for MTN-Northern Business District said the public deserve to know everything about the platform they are on.

This, he noted will help them to avoid falling victim to the numerous fraudulent strategies some unscrupulous people have been deploying.

Some Ghanaians, the Manager disclosed has suffered the predicament of being duped or swindled by these fraudsters.

‘’As we start this month christened Momo month we are committed to using this period to engage our customers to learn more things on the app and help them avoid being duped or shortchanged by fraudsters’’, Mr Mingle stressed.


The Manager mentioned that over 9million people are currently on the MTN mobile money platform and are using it for business and trading purposes.

The mobile money platform has helped to employ over 100, 000 agents and 50, 000 merchants across the country, the Manager revealed.

I7 banks, the manager mentioned are partnering MTN to deploy services on the mobile money platform.

Adults who have bank accounts on mobile money increased from 62% to 69% between 2014 and 2017 across Africa, the manager stated.


Educating the traders and market women at the arena earlier, ACP Kwaku Buah, Manhyia Divisional Police Commander said, ‘on no condition should anyone reveal his or her pin number to a merchant or vendor’.

According to him, the PIN (personal identification number) given to each one who is on the platform is supposed to be kept as a secret.

Anyone who reveals his or her PIN to anyone when transacting a business on the Momo platform, the Commander noted would be opening him or herself up for trouble.

He, however, commended MTN for committing to intensify sensitization efforts, adding this will make the initiative between MTN and the E-Crime Unit of the Police Administration less burdensome.

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