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Promise Not Fulfilled: Mobile Money interoperability to take off in November – Bawumia

Vice President Bawumia on Monday, May 15 2017 at the National Policy Summit in Accra revealed that Government would launch the Mobile Money Interoperability system in November.

The Mobile Money interoperability system would enable the transfer of mobile money across all mobile money.

However, as at Monday, December 4 2017, the platform has not been launched despite more than one assurance from the Vice President on the intentions of Government to launch the platform in November.

Chronology of the Promises

Monday, May 15, 2017: Bawumia, during the National Policy Summit said Mobile money interoperability would take off in November.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Bawumia, at the University Of Cape Coast’s school of Institutional Advancement Lecture, reiterated the intent of Government to launch the Mobile Money interoperability in November.

Thursday, November 2, 2017: The Vice President while in Dubai for the Global Business Forum on Africa said the Mobile Money Interoperability payment system was ready for take-off.

Friday, November 10, 2017: At the closing ceremony of the 38th Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) conference held in Accra, the Vice President said the platform would be launched this year or early next year.

Thursday, November 23, 2017: Vice Bawumia said that Government would soon launch the Mobile Money interoperability system while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Danish-Ghana Business conference in Accra.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017: Bawumia at the 21st National Banking Conference organized by the Chartered Institute of Bankers said the interoperability platform would be launched hopefully in the middle of next year.

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