As a preventive measure against spread of COVID-19, Airtel has slashed all Airtel mobile money charges to promote cashless transactions.
According to Airtel Managing Director, V.G Somasekhar, the move is to support government efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by “promoting the conversion of physical cash to digital/electronic transactions.”
As part of the support, Airtel has announced that effective March 20, 2020, all on-net person to person transactions will be free for 30 days for any number of transactions and value and also Airtel money pay will be free for customers and all merchants for 30days.
“Airtel would like to thank the government of Uganda and all stakeholders for the continued proactive measures aimed at ensuring safety of all Ugandans during this period. We remain committed to working together with key stakeholders in safeguarding the lives of Ugandans,” Somasekhar said.
This comes a few days after MTN also waived fees on its mobile money transfer service for every transactions below UGX30,000 for the next 30 days.
President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday announced a ban on religious and political gatherings, halted educational institutions among others for one month as the country continues to spread its wings in the fight against deadly coronavirus that has already been registered in other East African countries.