HARARE, June 22 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has partnered with mobile payment platform, Ecocash, to launch a mobile application that allows motorists to pre-pay tollgate fees.
“When the toll gate system launched, they (Zinara) began with cash first of all, then integrated point of sale payments and as the journey of digital and electronic transactions has been moving forward in Zimbabwe, especially in light of the cash crisis, we also realize that it was for the convenience of Zimbabwe for us to bring through to the platform of Zinara, Ecocash, the largest payment platform to complement it,” Ecocash general manager, Natalie Jabangwe told journalists at the launch.
Zinara chief executive Nancy Masiyiwa Chamisa said the e-toll payment system will enhance efficiency at the toll gates.
“Ecocash is our largest and most exciting addition to the basket of cashless transactions. This new development will continue to drive our services in delivering mandate for customer convenience and efficiency,” she said.
The Ecocash platform, a unit of mobile operator Econet Wireless, has 6,8 million customers and commands 98 percent of the mobile transfers in the country.