GOIL/Gh-link card goes live for digital fuel purchase

by Business Zone

As part of a digitization drive towards satisfying the needs of all segments of GOIL’s customers, the company in partnership with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has launched the GOIL/Gh-link card for digital fuel purchase.

The partnership, according to GOIL, extends to banks, as all banking sector customers would benefit from the service.

In order to make the service available to all prospective and existing customers irrespective of the bank they save at, GOIL chose to integrate its payment system with the national payment platform called the gh-link. Gh-link is manned by GhIPSS, the institution mandated by the Central Bank to facilitate interbank transfers.

Board Chair of GOIL, Kwamena Bartels at the launch of the product said, “the introduction of the initiative is a major step towards the national digitization drive and GOIL’s value proposition not to leave any customer behind in this digital age”.

He maintains that the introduction of the GH-link card offers additional payment options for customers apart from the GOCard.

The card’s usage, according to GOIL, is safer than cash, simple and convenient to use on the company’s Point of Sale devices at various service stations, and presents an opportunity for good record keeping.

CEO of GhIPSS, Mr Archie Hesse, said in line with the global trend of countries developing their own domestic card schemes, the GH-link card scheme was developed under the direction of the Bank of Ghana in compliance with international standards, to provide Ghanaians with a secure ‘home grown’ card.

GH-link according to him, rides on a system that connects all financial institutions in the country, thereby giving customers access to ATMs, PoS terminals of all member institutions.

In a speech, BoG Governor, Dr Ernest Addison congratulated GOIL for showing consistent leadership by collaborating with GhIPSS to broaden the scope of its electronic sales products.

Source: BusinessZone Online

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