GOIL, Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems launch gh-link card
GOIL, in partnership with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), have launched the use of the gh-link card on GOIL’s Point of Sale (POS) devices across the country. All gh-link cards used mainly by banks and other financial institutions can now be used to buy fuel and other products from GOIL.
Presently, Gh-link cards that can pay for fuel at GOIL stations are ARB Apex Bank, Bank of Africa, CBG, NIB, Republic Bank, OMNI BSIC Bank and ADB. The rest are Best Point Savings and Loans, BAYPOINT, BOND E.Transact and OPPORTUNITY INT.
The Chief Operating Officer COO, of GOIL, Alex Adzew said that the company is pushing a drive to increase digitized payments to help eliminate the use of physical money at its service stations. He said it was of utmost importance to eliminate the use of physical money adding that digital payment for goods and services must be encouraged because of its convenience especially in the wake of the CORVID-19 pandemic.The CEO of GhIPSS, Archie Hesse said that GhIPSS will pursue its mandate to migrate Ghana into an electronic payment regime.
The Head of Payment Systems of Bank of Ghana, Dr. Setor Amedeku said given the exigencies of the times and the uptakes in electronic transactions, GOIL has taken the right steps and shown leadership by collaborating with GhIPSS to broaden the scope of its electronic sales products.The Board Chairman of GOIL, Kwamena Bartels said apart from delivering convenience to customers, GOIL’s move, the first by an Oil Marketing Company, was part of efforts to drive the national digitization agenda spearheaded by the Vice-President of Ghana.
A demonstration of the card usage and transaction was done by GOIL’s head of IT, Planning and Research, Anthony Twumasi. He explained that using gh-link card at GOIL service stations offers an opportunity for good record keeping at each purchase with withdrawals recorded automatically on customers’ monthly bank statements, helping card-holders track and manage transactions.