Total Tanzania customers are now set to pay for fuel through M-Pesa, following the company’s partnership with Vodacom Tanzania.
Motorists will now make use of the companies’ widespread networks reliably, and will use mobile phone technological developments (M-Pesa) from acrossthe country.
Speaking during the launch of the partnership, Vodacom Tanzania External Relations Manager, Salum Mwalim, noted that the new development will go a long way in embracing technology in the energy sector as mobile money transaction becomes crucial in today’s world.
“In a society where carrying cash in the pocket is becoming increasingly unsafe, M-Pesa has stepped to as an alternative means,” said Mwalim, adding that, “We look forward to have more such partnerships in the market. Vodacom sincerely thanks Total Tanzania for this new development and we assure customers that M-Pesa will serve them in a safe and reliable manner.”
In her speech, the Development, Quality & Training Manager of Total Tanzania, Maria Lebby, expressed that with the new partnership, motorists and vehicles owners will make good use of the MPESA service. “It is easier to have cash on your phone than carry cash because of safety reasons. So I call upon everyone to make well use of this new development.”
“Total operates more than 20 service stations across the country. Motorists are therefore assured of coming across one of our stations when in need to purchase fuel or any other Total product and pay through M-pesa regardless where they are. Vodacom’s M-Pesa service takes pride of over 60,000 agents spread across the country, who will always be on standby to serve customers. With this, the new partnership is set to be a big success, as more such partnerships are also expected.