Speaking at the official launch here yesterday, acting director of Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA), Meck Manyama said that the system eases the process of acquiring bills and making payments for citizens.
Through GEPG, the government has widened services to people who can now obtain bills physically from public institutions or electronically through different online portals and pay for their valid bills at their convenient time and place using mobile money or bank transactions, he said.
Speaking at the occasion, zonal director of TIGO in the lake zone, Uthmaan Madati noted that supporting the government plan to increase financial inclusion is one of the company's strategic objectives.
More than seven million customers using TIGO pesa 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, he said.
He mentioned some of the public institutions through which bill payments can be made via TIGO pesa as Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) and Local Government Authorities (LGA).
Others are Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA), Ministry of Lands Housing and Human Settlements Development (MLHHSD), Tanzania Forest Reserve (TFS) and Ministry of Tourism.
Also others include Dar es Salaam Water and Sewage Authority (DAWASA), Dodoma Urban Water and Sewage Authority (DUWASA), Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Higher Education Student's Loan Board (HESLB) and over 300 institutions.
In order to make the payments via TIGO pesa App and QR code, TIGO pesa customers only need to download and open the TIGO pesa App, scan QR and enter their secret PIN number to complete the transaction, he noeted.
He said that with over 12 million registered subscribers to the network, TIGO directly and indirectly employs over 300,000 people in the country including an extended network of customer service representatives, mobile money merchants, sales agents as well as distributors.