MTN Momo merchants to ask for ID Card from customers before the transaction can be valid. This new requirement is expected to be effective from February 1, 2021, users of MTN MoMo will be required to present a valid national ID card for transactions at a MoMo agent point.
The cards to be accepted are Ghana Card, Driving License, passport, voter’s ID, SSNIT ID, NHIS which will be the required valid Identification cards sanctioned to be used for transactions by MTN Ghana.
According to the telecom giant “when an agent is performing a cash-out for a subscriber, the agent is required to select the ID type and enter the ID number of any accepted ID card provided by the subscriber provides.”
In January 2017, MTN Ghana launched a merchant payment service called the MoMo Pay.
This move was carried out to encourage the digitalization of merchant payments in Ghana’s open markets.
Mtn Mobile money since its implementation in Ghana has created the pathway for millions of Ghanaians citizens to get access to financial services for the first time, thereby creating the mobile money payment ecosystem and deepening financial inclusion.