BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
ACCORDING to Solomon Islands Postal Corporation’s CEO, Mr Allan Arafoa, they are working closely with a number of stakeholders for their new mobile wallet service that will be called “Ezi Pei”.
He made the statement during a discussion with the Prime Minister on Monday when his team paid his office a brief visit.
Moreover, Mr Arafoa said that they have been in contact with the Ministry of Finance, CBSI and PFIP office in Honiara regarding how the system would be introduced in the country.
He added that they also had a number of meetings with Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Police and the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs.
When asked by the Prime Minister about which stakeholders they are working with and the progress made so, Mr Arafoa highlighted Our Telekom and Bemobile as their main stakeholders.
“We have already spoken to Telekom and Bemobile. They would be our main stakeholders because we would rely on their mobile network throughout the country. We asked them how far they have gone into that”
“Telekom is very excited and would like to be part of this because it would also be business for them as well. We have also spoken to Bemobile and they also want to come onboard on this”, he said.
Other stakeholders like CBSI, PFIP (Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme), Ministry of Finance and Treasury and West Are’ Are group Rokotanikeni were also mentioned as key stakeholders for the Ezi Pei system.
“The Ministry of Finance if we are to take on some of the salary payments and all that, we are going to work closely with them as well”, he said.