Dar es Salaam. Tigo Tanzania has launched the Governments Electronic Payment Gateway (GePG) system that will enable its customers pay government bills through its Tigo Pesa App.
Speaking at Tigo’s official launch of the GePG in Dar es Salaam, Senior ICT Officer at the Ministry of Finance and Planning Bernard Mabagala said the introduction of GePG has eased the process of making payments.
Through GePG, the government has widened its offering of services to regular citizens and opened up business activities to payment service providers like Tigo.
He said, citizens can obtain bills physically from public institutions or electronically through various online portals; and pay for the valid bills at their convenient time and place; through mobile money, bank channels and or e-commerce payments.
Tigo’s Head of Business to Government, Ally Maswanya said that more than 7 million customers using TigoPesa services now have more options to make quick, easy and secure payments to over 300 civil ministries, government agencies and other public utilities through Tigo Pesa USSD, Tigo Pesa App or QR code.
Some of the Public Institutions to which bill payments can now be made via Tigo Pesa include Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), TANESCO, Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA),
Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), Ministry of Lands Housing and Human Settlement Development (MLHHSD), Tanzania Forest Reserve (TFS), Ministry of Tourism, Dar es Salaam Water and Sewage Authority (DAWASA), Dodoma Urban Water and Sewage Authority (DUWASA), Muhimbili
National Hospital (MNH), Higher Education Student’s Loans Board (HESLB), Immigration (e-VISA, e-Passport, e-Permit) and 300 other institutions.
“In order to make the payments via the Tigo Pesa App and QR code, Tigo customers only need to download and open the Tigo Pesa App, scan the relevant QR code and enter their secret PIN number to complete the transaction,” he said.