Tigo Cash has been awarded “Best Mobile Money Product in West Africa” at the 2013 Kalahari Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.
This award is given to organisations that have made significant contribution to the mobile financial sector and are poised to change the market landscape in the near future.
A statement to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday said at this year’s Kalahari Awards, only eight categories existed of which Mobile Money, with a focus on innovation, was listed.
Tigo Cash, which was voted best, is unique among its core competitive base. “Firstly, it can be received by anyone on any network and secondly, over 600 claims from Tigo’s Family Care Insurance product have been paid successfully through Tigo Cash since 2011.”
The keenly contested Mobile Money category included telecommunication companies, independent Mobile Money providers as well as banks offering Mobile Money services, for which nine (9) entries from five (5) West African countries were shortlisted from several nominations.
Selorm Adadevoh, Head of Mobile Financial Services at Tigo Ghana said: “We are excited to have been recognised as ‘The Best Mobile Money Product in West Africa’ at the just ended 2013 Kalahari Mobile Money Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.
“On behalf of the excellent Tigo Cash team members, who have worked so hard to make the product the market choice in Ghana, I will like to express my humble gratitude for this honour. It is with great pleasure that we thank our loyal customers for making this happen.
“This was made possible due to the confidence they have shown in the product and we wish to dedicate this award to them. For us at Tigo Cash, this is really just the beginning and we promise you, our valued customers several more innovations throughout 2013.”
The statement noted that it was not surprising that Tigo Cash had taken several steps recently to ensure that its innovations result in adoption and usage by her customers.
“For instance, in December 2012, Tigo Cash’s most loyal customers were rewarded with hampers loaded with Tigo Cash goodies and some Tigo Cash to spend on their friends and loved ones.
“Testimonies from Tigo Cash agents across the country also show that the product’s success is far reaching and goes beyond her valued customers.
“Several agents confirmed that they have grown in business and in fortune with Moru Ishawu, a Tigo Cash Agent in Daboya and Gertrude Fosu of Gadisco Business Centre, Accra Newtown all showing satisfaction with this innovative product,” the statement said.
Tigo Cash, a mobile financial service available to customers and non-customers of the Tigo network got the best Mobile Money Product in West Africa at the 3rd Mobile Money Expo, grounded on their existing market presence, wider coverage, innovation, compliance to regulations and the potentials for future impacts.
Tigo Cash allows you to use your mobile phone as a mobile bank account. It provides you with EASY, INSTANT, CONVENIENT and CAN SEND TO ALL NETWORKS way of sending and receiving cash, buying airtime credit, paying for goods and services using a mobile phone anywhere in Ghana.
With Tigo Cash, customers can deposit and withdraw cash from their mobile phone at any Tigo Cash Agent or Tigo Customer Service Center.