Tigo Tanzania extends mobile money service in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania has extended its Mobile Money service across East Africa. Tigo Pesa subscribers can now send or receive money to or from M-Pesa in Kenya, MTN MoMo in Uganda or Airtel Money in Rwanda via mobile phone, enabling families to transfer money to relatives, and small businesses to continue their operations.

Tigo Tanzania’s Acting Chief Officer for Mobile Financial Services (MFS) Angelica Pesha stated, ”This new service between four countries further cements how Tigo adapts to its customers’ needs with digital solutions, and it also means that the benefits of mobile money can be extended to cross-border trade, allowing businesses and families to transfer money quickly and securely in East Africa.”

MTN Uganda has been at the front of financial innovation pioneering in the delivery of an array of financial services such as micro savings, loans, insurance and merchant payments through MoMoPay.

The General Manager of MTN Uganda, Stephen Mutana also commented, “To be able to make our wide network available to customers across the East African region…is testimony to our continued drive to extend affordable, reliable, secure financial services to not only our customers in Uganda, but to all people in the region.”

On the other hand, the Head of Airtel Money at Airtel Rwanda, Jidia Gasana, said, “As Mobile Money is becoming borderless, this partnership with Tigo Tanzania is part of our commitment to offer our customers within the East African Community – an option to transfer funds to their friends, families and business partners using their Airtel Money Wallets.”