RTC introduces electronic payment systems
09 Jan 2019 15:00pm
RUNDU, 09 JAN (NAMPA) The Rundu Town Council (RTC) has introduced electronic payment systems (speed points) to aid the towns residents in making payments for goods and services.
RTCs acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sikongo Haihambo told Nampa in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that although the gesture is small, residents will no longer need to carry cash with them when paying their bills.
This will also avoid lost sale opportunities because when a customer leaves to get the cash, they may not return. Nobody walks around with a lot of cash in their pockets, Haihambo said.
He explained that in the past residents came to the revenue office to obtain a copy of the statement indicating the amounts payable before going to automated teller machines (ATMs) to draw cash to make payments.
There are no ATMs within the proximity of about 300 meters from the town council for people to withdraw money, forcing them to go back to town and after standing in very long queues to use the ATM, he added, the same residents would again have to travel back to the RTC offices to queue up for a second time to pay their bills, risking at times walking around with large sums of money.