Zeepay MD, Andrew Takyi-Appiah officially introduced his company, Zeepay Ghana Limited to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to seek his blessings towards Zeepay Mobile Money and donated GHS20,000 to the Otumfuo Education Fund.
Asantehene expressed his delight at the wholly Ghanaian-owned mobile money company and commended them for taking the initiative to compete in an industry operated only by foreign companies – MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash and AirtelTigo. Asantehene further mentioned that he is exceptionally excited that one of his own, the late Dr A. K. Appiah is part of the starting founders of Zeepay, and therefore he receives zeepay into Asanteman as his own.
Leading up to Akwasidae, Zeepay stormed Asanteman from Wednesday 27th October 2021 to Sunday 31st October 2021, where it conducted full scale market activations from Ejisu to Anloga Junction with support from local radio stations.
On Thursday, the float moved from Asafo to Adum and finally to Kejetia, announcing Zeepay’s presence in their town and signing locals onto Zeepay Mobile Money. On friday, they visited Suame, Banatama and Abrepo with a crowing program at a local chop bar called “Efie Fufuo” where locals were invited for free fufu with the Zeepay activations team.
The 5 day event was climaxed by meeting the Asantehene at the Akwasidae celebration at Manhyia Palace during which Zeepay presented gifts to the Palace as custom demands. The Asantehene recalled his relationship to the late Dr Anthony Kwasi Appiah (Father to Andrew Takyi-Appiah), an old and dear friend of his and thanked the party for returning his lost son. Finally, he offered his blessings and support to Zeepay Mobile Money. Zeepay’s MD said, “This has been the single most effective campaign we have run in the Ashanti Region. We have indeed been honored to meet with the King to celebrate Akwasidae with the people of Asanteman and to be given the opportunity to donate to the Otumfuo Education Fund”.
In attendance was Paa Kwasi Yankey Chairman of the Board, James Quarshie – Zeepay Club Partner, Dede Quarshie – General Manager Commercial, Felicity Jaforktuk – Product Manager, Gloria Kumi – Service Delivery Manager, Morkor Quarshie – Brand Manager, Oscar Bempong – Author Mindset Revolution, and Mr. Patrick Adjei Kontoh – Liaison Officer to Manhyia Palace.
Zeepay is the fastest growing mobile financial services company across Africa with operations in Ghana and the United Kingdom and terminating to 20 countries across Africa with termination agreements in over 90 jurisdictions globally. They specialize in remittance termination into mobile wallets and are completely network and partner agnostic. They are a wholly owned Ghanaian company and regulated in the UK by Financial Conduct Authority-FCA #592538 and in Ghana by Bank of Ghana- PSD/ZGL/20/03 under the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987). Zeepay supports Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 and is considered a Financial Inclusion Company positioned to improve last mile access. Visit myzeepay.com for more information.
- By Morkor Quarshie