Zain telecoms South Sudan and Trinity Technologies have partnered to provide the first mobile money service in South Sudan. The service is dabbed m-gurush which stands for mobile money in Arabic. The service is licensed by the Bank of South Sudan and the National Communication Authority of South Sudan.
South Sudan is Africa’s youngest nation with a population of roughly 12 million people. It is estimated that only 4 million people own mobile phones.
The new service by Zain telecommunications and Trinity Technologies is expected to improve the financial services in the country where unlicensed digital money operators have been running their businesses. Trinity Technologies Vice President Mr. Joseph Arinaitwe while describing the service said,” The platform provides consumers with a robust offering of products that cut across, Service Payments, Airtime top-up and money transfer services.”
The platform aims to serve the unreached masses particularly women, disabled people, and Small and Medium-sized businesses. South Sudan’s digital space is fast evolving. Data Company Liquid Telecom recently revealed plans to introduce fiber network into the country.