The Managements of Orange Liberia and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) have partnered to improve the use of electricity in the country by allowing customers to purchase LEC credits by using Orange Money.
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Orange Liberia Mr. Noel Chateau disclosed that Orange has launched its Mobile Money Solution that will provide convenience and make it easier for LEC customers to pay for their electricity consumption. He further noted that electricity is important to families and businesses across the country “For many Liberians, electricity is one of the most important commodities of life. Families depend on electricity for security and safety, for their children to be able to study at night, or to be entertained and watch movies or football. For a lot of small business owners, LEC allows them to be able to keep their shops open later, preserve food, or to keep water and drinks cold for customers,” observed Mr. Chateau.
Mr. Chateau explained that Orange customers could purchase LEC by dialing *144# to access their Orange Money account then select their USD wallet and follow instructions. He noted that the service was available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In addition, Chateau revealed that customers would receive a special bonus each time they purchased LEC credits from Orange. “Because of the importance of this project, we are the first and only GSM company that gives our customers 1GB of data for free valid 1 month when they purchase LEC credits through our dynamic Orange Money system,” Mr. Chateau revealed.
In response, Madam Famatta Karlon Sirleaf said the Liberia Electricity Corporation was pleased that Orange has provided a very important platform which would make it easier for LEC’s 50,000 customers to be able to purchase tokens/credits. She said that LEC was working consistently to grow the electric grid and bring on more customers in Monrovia and other cities.
The inclusion of LEC on its Orange Money platform is the latest in a string of new offers that Orange is offering through that platform. It can be recalled that a few weeks ago, Orange announced the “small thin” packages through Orange Money, which offers calls and SMS for as low as ten (LD10) and thirty (LD30) Liberian dollars. The LD10 package provides customers with 10 minutes of call time and 10 SMS while the LD30 package give customers 30 minutes of call time, 30 SMS and 5 minutes to other networks. Both packages are being sold exclusively via Orange Money and are valid 24h.