State-owned Telco Dives Further Fuel Digitsation


State-owned Telco Dives Further Fuel Digitsation

Fuel supply chain management, third-party insurance and coupons are availed on the Telebirr platform as the state-owned telecom upgrades its digital ecosystem. The collaborative endeavour includes the Ministry of Trade & Regional Integration, Ethiopian Petroleum & Energy Authority and Ethiopian Petroleum & Supply Enterprise. It will entail integrated information access to the regulating authorities and was unveiled at the Skylight Hotel last week. The announcement comes a week after authorities at the Authority suspended 40 gas stations across the capital and the surrounding Sheger cities for the failure to comply with the digital payment system. Digital fuel coupons aimed at streamlining payment transactions are targeted at decreasing operational costs and improving security for fuel stations. The Ministry of Transport & Logistics through the Road Safety & Insurance fund engaged with Ethio telecom to put forth a third-party insurance digital system which will give companies centralized access, timely payments and real-time reporting.


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