The delay in electricity
bill payment experienced by the customers of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Rivers State and South South would soon come to an end, as G Pay commences operation in the Garden City today.
Speaking in a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of G Pay Company, Mr. Edmund Ototu said that the company is a one stop shop for all utility bill payment and other payments.
Olotu told The Tide that the company’s objective is to end the delay and frustration customers experience while paying the electricity bills, adding that G Pay also receives payment for Eko Electricity Districity Company (EKEDC), Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
He noted that the company which partners with UBA, Eco Bank, FCMB, Zenith Bank and GT Bank in her transactions, was founded in 2010 following the acquisition of GPS Ltd’s Electricity Transaction Portal.
According to the CEO, the acquisition has led to the continued development of the most expansive converged utility collection platform with over 13 million payment records which can use POS, ATM and other e-payment systems.
G Pay boss said the company has also established “billing” which customers use to pay for goods and services, adding that the payment platform is used to execute payment for business transactions of many companies in the communication and transportation industries.
“This is cashless policy system, G Pay wants to build trust in the electronic payment system. We want to have transactions at our finger tips, that is why we are deploying 30 Kiosks within the region to become payment points,” he said, adding that “the company wants people to come and franchise with her.”
He stated a strong desire for rural areas to be abreast with E-payment system, adding that the office platform also receives payment for DSTV, Go TV and other communication channels.
Also speaking during the media chat the Head of Corporate Communication, PHED, represented by Sophilia Obire said that PHED is in partnership with G Pay on the collection of electricity bills.
She said this became necessary due to the complains of PHED customers concerning their inability to reach their office, adding that “G pay is our direct line on bills collection.
Obire advised customers not to always wait until their disconnected before paying their bills, adding that their direct lines and business partners are always available.
The delay in electricity