Safaricom has launched its mobile money platform, M-PESA, in Ethiopia. With M-PESA, customers can send money, make merchant and bill payments, purchase airtime and data bundles, monitor airtime usage, and withdraw funds.


The launch comes on the heels of Safaricom Ethiopia being granted the Payment Instrument Issuer License by the National Bank of Ethiopia, a milestone achieved just three months ago after the telecom operator paid 150 million dollars.

M-PESA boasts an innovative offline mode, expenditure tracking feature, and security of biometric authentication for transactions. M-PESA is also a super app, encompassing various mini-apps such as Guzo Go and Tikus to enhance user experience.

How to use M-PESA in Ethiopia?

All Safaricom Ethiopia customers are automatically entitled to access the comprehensive range of services offered by M-PESA. To initiate the service or register, customers can dial *733# on their Safaricom line, regardless of whether they are using Android or iOS…

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