By Paul Mamattah
DPO Group, a leading African digital payments company in partnership with MasterCard, has launched an online digital payment platform in Accra aimed at enabling thousands of businesses in Ghana to offer their customers greater choice and convenience by pivoting online and accepting digital payments.
The online digital platform, will help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are critical to the growth of the economy, and international companies to process payments via a simple integration to a single platform, equipped with strong protection against online fraud and support for refunds, charge backs among others.
Launching the online digital payment platform, the DPO’s Head of Business Development and Country Manager for Ghana, Manasseh Narh, stated that DPO, will leverage Mastercard’s digital payments technology to enable merchants to safely, seamlessly and securely accept a wide range of digital payment methods including mobile money and via e-wallets both locally and from abroad in the currency of their choice.
He noted that as part of the partnership, DPO and Mastercard, will also provide training for Ghanaian firms and entrepreneurs on how to maximise business growth and manage risk with smart use of digital payments.
“We are thrilled to launch our partnership in Ghana. We know our products can support the ambition and growth goals of Ghanaian businesses of all sizes and we look forward to partnering with them to offer secure payment technology in a rapidly growing digital payments marketplace,” he added.
Mr Narh, stressed that the collaboration plays a role in advancing Mastercard’s worldwide commitment to financial inclusion to bring a total of one billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025.
In his presentation, the Country Director for Mastercard-Ghana, Bossman Kwapong, said E-Commerce, has seen significant growth in Ghana in recent years with the value of digital
Transactions, increasing by 120 percent between February 2020 and February 2021.
He added that the adoption and use of Mobile Money, has been central to this growth and DPO’s payments platform supports this payment method alongside traditional currencies and payment methods.
“We recognise the overwhelming pressure that business owners are currently facing and are
committed to supporting them as they adapt to meet ever evolving customer needs. This
collaboration has the potential to empower every business With the tools they need to take their operations online and be more competitive in the ever expanding digital economy,” he commented
About DPO Group
DPO Group is a leading African digital payments company operating in over 20 countries across the continent. DPO has developed the technology to enable businesses and individuals across the continent to make payments online and offline with all currencies and payment methods, DPO Group currently works with over 100,000 merchants, including businesses in the eCommerce and the travel and leisure sectors.