Ghana Post has announced a new payment method where parents and students can now directly buy all WAEC e-vouchers on their mobile phones by dialling *447*160# across all networks.
With this new service, students and parents have the option of either going to Ghana Post’s various offices nationwide or buying the e-voucher on their phones.
With the penetration of smartphones and internet connectivity, businesses are increasingly adopting a mobile-first go to market strategy and the nations designated postal service operator is no exception.
The Chief Commercial Officer of Ghana Post, Jonathan Ansah, said the company wants to leverage on technology to improve on service delivery.
“We are optimistic that parents would particularly find this payment system helpful in buying the WAEC e-vouchers to check their children’s results and subsequently purchase the school placement cards.
“Businesses are also expected to make a little more margin since they can buy the WAEC e-vouchers at a discounted rate. You don’t need to have a smartphone to access this; any mobile phone design does this,” he said.
Mr COO also hinted that Ghana Post will soon launch a simple, user-friendly payment and collections platform that enables individuals, institutions and businesses access various financial services offered by Ghana Post from the comfort of their homes via the use of Visa, MasterCard or mobile money.
He said although they are yet to unveil the new GhPostpay App, the public can go ahead and download it from the Playstore.
“A key feature of the GhPostpay App is the fact that parents who want to buy any of the West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) scratch cards, School placement checker, university forms or pay for their letterboxes do not need to go and queue in any of the facilitates,” he added
According to Ghana Post, some of the branches that provide e-service are also on standby assist parents and wards in checking results.
At the just ended Ghana Shippers Awards 2019, Ghana Post was awarded Excellence in Innovation and Technology for showcasing smart new services.