The Chief Executive Officer of Orange Liberia, Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly has announced a robust new initiative to roll out hundreds of new Orange Money kiosks at strategic points across Liberia. The new kiosks are intended to make access to Orange and Orange Money products and services far more convenient and accessible, while at the same time employing several hundred Liberians in support of the government’s pro-poor agenda.
Mr. Coulibaly officially unveiled one of the kiosks earlier this week and stated that the kiosks were part of a larger plan by Orange Liberia to significantly transform the Liberian telecommunications market and fast track the use of mobile devices not only as a means of communicating, but also to provide easy, accessible and secured banking and decentralized financial services to the masses.
Mr. Coulibaly explained that the kiosks which are already being rolled out in Monrovia, and shortly throughout the country, would offer “increased service availability and visibility for Orange Money and more locations for cash in and cash out services.” He went on to note that the kiosks would also offer various telecommunications services such as SIM cards sales and registrations, e-recharge, and a wide range of mobile devices.
Mr. Coulibaly detailed that the new Orange Money kiosks would be an addition to existing Orange stores and Point of Sales (POS) already deployed across the whole country. Mr. Coulibaly elaborated: “we already have Orange stores and Orange POS at Total Service Stations across the country, but we felt like we needed even more points where customers can easily access Orange services.”
In addition to the ease of access, Mr. Coulibaly noted that the new kiosks will employ more than five hundred Liberians in 2018. He highlighted that this was also an opportunity for Orange Liberia to support the government’s agenda by creating employment opportunities. Said Coulibaly: “for this project, we will create five hundred and twenty-five new opportunities.” Five hundred Liberians will be employed as kiosks operators while twenty-five will be employed as supervisors and monitors.
Furtherance to the commitment by Orange to participate and empower business and economic growth of the Liberian communities, Orange is extending invitation to business people or organizations who can become partners in deploying kiosks across Liberia and especially in the rural market. Orange can be directly contacted for this project through 077777062.
The Orange Money platform is currently the largest and most efficient mobile money service across the African region and Orange Liberia will draw on its global knowledge base of expertise to ensure that its Orange Money services will have a major impact on the Liberian economy. Orange Money currently has approximately 37 million customers in 17 countries and recorded over $17.8 Billion in transactions in 2016. The company projects rapid growth in 2018 in Liberia and elsewhere.