Jul 1, 2009, 9:03 AM
National Water and Electrical Company (NAWEC) and Approve Services Money
Transfer Ltd (APS) have launched a new service wherein Gambians in the Diaspora
can top-up their family and loved ones’ Cash power meters directly.
According to Baba Fatajo, the managing director of NAWEC, the partnership was in line with NAWEC’s efforts to increase access to electricity.
With the approved NAWEC top-up service, the person only needs to register online once to start using the service.
Once the person is signed up, they can use the service on any meter at anytime and the process is as simple and as easy as sending an SMS.
The Chief Executive Officer of Approve Service Money Transfer Ltd, Lamin Sanneh, said, “The importance of the scheme was to ease the cash power burden not only on families and loved ones but also on many mosques and other faith centres, schools and other community centres in The Gambia who many find cash power top-up credit a challenge.”
He added that another benefit was that the top-up service gives assurances to the senders that the money sent for top-up was going to be used only for the purpose for which it was intended.
According Mr Sanneh, the scheme, which is the first of its kind, will make it easier for Gambians abroad, Samaritans and community centres in The Gambia to top-up cash power meters.
He urged Gambians in the diaspora and friends of The Gambia to join the scheme by simply signing up on the company website www.approveices.co.uk. It takes little effort to sign up and saves families a lot of hassle, worry and time.
The approved service top-up is available online 24/7 in as little as 60 seconds, could keep lights on in a home, mosque, other religious centres, schools and or community centres.
This has come at no better time than now as people will soon enter the holy month of Ramadan where people can give Zakat in the form of topping-up cash power in mosques across the country.
Mr Sanneh said Approve Service Money Transfer always puts its customers first by constantly bringing them an easy-to-use service that makes a huge difference.
“This has followed on the introduction of our mobile top up service which means, Gambians abroad are now sending mobile help to their family and loved ones,” he said.