Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) in cooperation with the New Kabul Bank (NKB) and ministry of finance has opened a Mobile Money Network in Kapisa province to provide financial payments for Afghan Local Police.
A new contract was signed between AWCC and NKB on Tuesday to activate ‘My Money’ system in Nejrab district of northern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.
Officials in the ministry of finance say Mobile Money provides transparency in financial services for civilian and military governmental personnel.
“We have lack of banking services in remote districts where money transfer is dangerous, now governmental employee can receive their salaries safely and transparently,” Mohammad Aqa Kohistani chief of the treasury in ministry of finance said.
“Ministry of finance decided to sign a contract with a telecommunication company for transparency issues, so the program was launched with the AWCC Mobile Money system, its special specifications is speed and transparency,” Sayed John the NKB operation manager added.
With the AWCC Mobile Money system both civilian and military personnel can obtain their monthly wages easily from the most remote areas and they can check their balance anytime.
“We have registered about two-hundred and sixteen accounts, they can check their accounts and receive their salary without cashier,” Sayed Arif Hashimi an AWCC Mobile Money official said.
A number of Afghan officers and local police members expressed their gratitude for the inauguration of the system saying we can receive our salary easily after this.
AWCC aims to provide mobile money services to un-banked/banked population of the country living in the remotest areas of Afghanistan.
Reported by: Abdul Aziz Karimi