MPower Raises The Bar (Again): “Mobile App Of The Year” At 2014 Ghana Telecom Awards

June 13, 2014 | 2 minutes read

Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana — There’s no better measure of a company’s effectiveness than major external recognition – by its appreciative customers, peers, business publishers, and by professional organizations whose job it is to judge quality. The long list of awards and accolades won by SMSGH proves that the company has never wavered from its commitment to excellence on all fronts: from technology to customer service to operational excellence and innovation.

In what is becoming a norm lately, MPower Payments, the country’s premier online payment solution, has earned SMSGH a prestigious industry award – “Mobile App of the Year” at the Ghana Telecom Awards 2014 held on Saturday, 31st May 2013 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

The awards, organized by MobileWorld, and adjudicated by an independent panel of leading technology and communication industry experts honored several industry brand leaders in various areas of activity: products and services, communication, and innovation, among others. The night also provided an exceptional opportunity for stakeholders to network and reinforce relationships.

The General Manager of SMSGH, Alex Adjei Bram could not hide his excitement. “We are delighted with this award, as it’s a tremendous seal of approval from our like-minded business friends – whether partners or competitors – for all the hard work that went into creating the MPower brand. The development and launch of MPower a year ago was an important milestone for SMSGH and will continue to play a key role in our growth strategy. We mean business.”

Picking up the Mobile App of the Year award did not come as a surprise to many as in the year under review, MPower Payments for eleven consecutive months met all key internal and external KPIs.

MPower Payments currently has some 20,000 users as of May 2014, a little over 400 registered merchants, and transaction volumes to the tune of GHC380,000 a month.

In a related development that seeks to keep up with the company’s commitment to excellence, MPower has been given the feel of an identity refresh with its latest feature which allows an MPower account holder to convert Ghana Cedis into Bitcoins – an electronic currency that is accepted globally – and buy anything online from or 1,000s of other websites.

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