BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
WE can empower women only if they have access to formal financial services.
The above statement was made by Solomon Postal Corporation’s Deputy CEO, Mr Alfred Ghemu who spoke to the paper about engaging women to become major agents for Post Pay, a new mobile wallet service that will not only boost their services but financially include all individuals.
Moreover, in having more women participate in the new digital payment system, he explained that they have already spoken with the West Are ‘Are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA) and are also currently working with SPBD to have more women get involve with the new mobile wallet service.
“Already Rokotanikeni has around 3,000 women in the rural areas. SPBD, they got 9,000 members so we are looking forward to reach more women”, he said.
On another note, Mr Ghemu stated that under their plan to bring the service to the rural areas, in two weeks’ time, their marketing team, the Our Telekom team and UK based company who introduced the mobile wallet service, Fin-Tech, will be going down to the spotted locations around the country.
He further stressed that due to insufficient staff members, they are looking at employing women and university female graduates to be part of their deployment team.
“We also want to include university female graduates as part of our team for deployment and we also want to engage women”, Mr Ghemu said.