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Airtel Money Introduces New Payment Option to Ease Access to Electricity in West Nile.

West Nile Rural Electrification Company, WENRECo, Airtel Money have launched a new payment option on Airtel Money that will allow customers in West Nile to pay their electricity bills at affordable rates.

Japhet Aritho, the Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL) Managing Director made the announcement on 2nd August 2022 at a Press briefing in Arua.

“We are pleased to be part of this great milestone where we will be able to bring the Airtel Money services closer to our people so that they can be able to make their electricity bill payment using the Airtel Money platform,” said Aritho.

 “We are pleased to announce that our people in Arua, and West Nile region will now be able to make their electricity payments using Airtel Money. At AMCUL, we have demonstrated our innovative capacity by continuously unveiling products and services that make service delivery affordable and convenient. This gives our customers the convenience to power their businesses and lifestyles with ease This they will do without the need for Airtime as was the case before,” he added.

Eng. Kenneth Kigumba, the Managing Director at WENRECo applauded AMCUL for these innovations and enhanced services on Airtel Money that will enable customers to make their electricity payments.

“I implore our customers to use other Airtel Money services to ease their work,” said Kigumba.

WENRECo is the electric energy generating and distribution company in the West Nile sub-region of the Northern Uganda. The region covers; Packwach, Nebbi , Arua , Yumbe , Moyo ,Madi-Okolo, Adjumani , Koboko, and Oraba.

By dialing *185*4*6# and following the prompts, customers will be able to conveniently make their electricity payments to WENRECO using Airtel Money in the comfort of the home, offices, and including when traveling/working abroad.

The Airtel Money platform offers a range of services like, payments to persons, businesses and between business. Airtel Money also facilitates cross border trade with our immediate neighbors DRC and South Sudan and other countries across the world.

Small business owners can now separate their business money from personal money using Airtel Money Merchant Pay. Other services include loans (Wewole and Quick Loan), saving via Super Saver, School Fees payments among other services on the platform.

 “We are committed to enabling the transformation of Ugandan businesses and communities. Our partnership with WENRECo is a strong platform to ease access to electricity and a step towards financial and digital inclusion” Aritho concluded.

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