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EAC pushes for uniform mobile money transfer charges

Published on June 17, 2015

Mobile money transfer tariffs within East Africa Community member States could become uniform, if proposed regulations are passed into law.

Fred Matiang’i, the ICT secretary, says the plan is part of a wider strategy by Uganda and Rwanda to also harmonise data and SMS tariffs.

The proposal to have the mobile money and SMS charges harmonised were arrived at during the East Africa ICT ministers’ meeting held in Kampala on June 5.

“We are working on a proposal to have tariffs of SMS and those of mobile money transfer be harmonised within the region. Each of the East Africa member State will have to put a proposal to their respective Treasury and get their advice because it will have a revenue implication on the governments,” Dr Matiang’i told Business Daily in an interview. Read more. Source| Business Daily