NSSF customers to pay using MTN mobile money
ELECTRONIC Survey says that 67pc of people prefer option because of ease of transactions
MTN Uganda and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have announced a partnership that enables payment of social security contributions using mobile money.
This followed a survey by NSSF Uganda last year where 67 per cent of the people contacted mentioned mobile money as a preferred and easier option when remitting their contributions.
“In the last eight years, MTN Mobile Money has had significant impact in the transformation of people’s lives. Now we are further enabling people to pay for their NSSF contributions using MTN Mobile Money.
“This will enable a significant part of our customers to pay their pension and ensure they don’t retire into poverty,” said Mr Wim Vanhelleputte, CEO MTN Uganda. He said that 8.8 million Ugandans are enrolled on MTN Mobile Money, which ensures NSSF customers money safety. Mr Richard Byaruhanga, the managing director NSSF Uganda, said MTN Mobile Money can be used by both voluntary contributors and established entities
“We also launched the Voluntary Contributions Plan to provide an opportunity to workers not covered by the mandatory provisions of the NSSF Act,” Mr Byaruhanga said.