Vehicle owners in Tanzania are now set to pay for their car’s road licenses through M-Pesa following a partnership between Vodacom Tanzania and Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) to make use of the service.
Speaking while launching the partnership in Dar es Salaam today, Vodacom Tanzania Head of Communication and Marketing, Kelvin Twissa, said that this latest development is yet another testimony that M-Pesa has evolved to be a people’s way of life, and is easing the way Tanzanians live.
“This is yet another moment that we are gathered here to witness a new development in M-Pesa. M-Pesa continues to change the lives of Tanzanians across the country. Henceforth, vehicle owners need not waste time queuing in TRA offices to pay for road licenses. It will only be matter of making a simple M-Pesa transaction, hence save on time and other valuable resources,” said Twissa.
Twissa went on to say that Vodacom will continue to strengthen the M-Pesa service in order to serve customers in the best way possible.
“M-Pesa has steadily grown over the years. However, there is still a lot that we shall introduce to the market through the service so that we reach to all sectors of the economy,” Twissa explained.
On his part, TRA Director of Tax Payers Services and Education, Richard Kayombo, noted that M-Pesa will go a long way in easing the purchase of vehicle’s road licenses.
“We are glad for today we have provided vehicle owners with an easy way of acquiring road licenses. This, in turn, will go a long way in ensuring that Tanzanians do not evade paying taxes,” said Kayombo.
Kayombo concluded that TRA has faith that its partnership with Vodacom will not only strengthen the companies’ relationship, but also ease the lives of millions of Tanzanians.
So far, approximately Tsh2 billion has been transacted in road license payments for the last two weeks.