Interswitch Set To Digitise Transport Sector
Interswitch, Africa’s integrated payments and digital commerce company, has disclosed that it is committed to the digitisation of the processes involved in the transportation of people and goods in the country.
The Business Development Manager, Mass Transit Indeco at Interswitch, Nnenna Ajanwachukwu, revealed this at the Lagos Transport Fest held recently in Lagos .
Speaking on the theme: ‘The role of digitisation in Nigeria’s Urban Mobility’, she noted that organisations are beginning to see the need to use technology to solve the multifaceted challenges associated with daily commuting, from booking to the actual movement of people.
She highlighted the opportunities presented by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions in addition to the loss of revenue in nudging companies and entrepreneurs into birthing innovative solutions that guarantee safe and convenient commuting. Having identified that the transport sector was principally cash-based, she said Interswitch has developed a solution to facilitate cashless payments and ensure commuters can make bookings seamlessly.
Ajanwachukwu added that the solution, which will be launched to the public in a few months, will add value to rail, water, air and road transport operators as well as private firms offering mass transit and ride-hailing services.
“We built a solution to digitise the transport system and connect with consumers through the Quickteller platform, making the process of booking for transport and payment seamless,” she said.
She said, “What we are doing with the platform is essentially to leverage technology in enabling the processes. The platform is robust and inclusive such that it caters to the needs of both the government and private companies.”