BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
SOLOMON Islands Postal Corporation’s Deputy CEO, Mr Alfred Ghemu said that the government and Solomon Post are committed to achieving the goals of the national financial inclusion strategy.
He made the statement when addressing participants at the Mobile Wallet workshop at Heritage Park Hotel earlier this week.
Mr Ghemu expressed that the new mobile wallet service Solomon Post will use will clear doubts on whether or not the country can achieve the goal of financially including all men, women and youth of Solomon Islands.
“I can honestly say that after using the PostPay wallet, you will have no more doubts”, he said.
He continued on to stress that the national financial inclusion strategy aims to ensure that by 2020, 300,000 adults are financially included and 90% of the populations have financial access point an hour from home.
Moreover, Mr Ghemu outlined key objectives of the strategy which vary from increasing digital finance channels, improving financial service delivery, financially include women, youth and adults, building financial resilience in the country, financially empowering everyone and engaging stakeholders in the NFIS (National financial inclusion strategy).
He added that from now on, the financial access point for all PostPay users is their mobile phones.
“We will be expanding the agent network, creating employment and empowerment by encouraging women to become super agents. The PostPay wallet will reduce costs of stakeholders and generate revenue for the community”, Mr Ghemu said.
Whilst wrapping up his speech, Portal’s the deputy CEO spoke of how inclusive their role will be in providing services to people across the islands.
“We will be creating significant numbers of new jobs in communities across the islands. We will be driving economic growth in rural areas. But most of all we will be financially including those without any access to financial services”
“The government supports us. I promise you that with this technology and Solomon Post, delivery is assured”, he said.