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Ghana Deploys More PoS Devices
Source: CAJNews
Source Date: Friday, May 30, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: Ghana
Created: Jun 03, 2014

Accra — Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) revealed that more than 100 hybrid Point of Sales (POS) terminals have been deployed to enable people use their local ATM cards to shop directly.

According to officials of the GhIPSS , these POS devices could be found in 72 key super markets, eateries, pharmacies, hotels and beauty shops dotted round Accra and Tema metropolis.

The Head of Business Development at GhIPSS, Mary Dei Sarpong added the hybrid POS devices accept both local ATM and e-zwich cards, and it is the latest initiative by Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems , to encourage people to embrace electronic forms of payment.

She said shoppers would enjoy a lot of convenience and flexibility using their cards to make payment.

One of the shopping outlets with the hybrid POS, Palace Shopping Centre is running a series of activities this week to draw shoppers to its outlets to have the experience of shopping with their cards.

This is also supposed to kick start a number of activities by GhIPSS to get more people to shop using card instead of cash.

African Ragent Hotel, Imperial Peking Restaurants, the various outlets of Jane Ann super market and Shoprite are a few of the over 100 outlets with the hybrid POSes. GhIPSS has procured over 2,000 POSes that it hopes to saturate the market with.

The CAJ News gathered that GhIPSS is in talks with MasterCard and Visa, so that their cardholders can use these POS devices.

The GhIPSS began the deployment of the POS devices early this year.

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