Friday January 19 2018

Fuel companies launch cards to ease payments

Fuel companies launch cards ease payments

The new Total card is put in a machine as a client buys fuel at Total Wampewo station. Apart from fuel, the card can be used to buy other company products. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA 

By Jonathan Adengo

Kampala. As Uganda strives to move to a cashless economy, fuel service providers namely Total Uganda and Vivo Energy have launched new prepaid cards for customers to ease their payments.
Speaking during the unveiling of the new Total card, under the theme: ‘Take control, get more,’ Mr Florentin de Loppinot, the Total Uganda managing director, said the new Total Card is safe, simple and smart way of managing not only one’s fuel spend but also other personal expenses while shopping.

Mr Florentin said the new fuel cards are a tool to enhance customers’ mobility and will go a long way in making access to their product and services seamless and convenient.
“…We wanted to respond to our customers’ needs to manage their expenses better and save money,” he said.
Expounding on the benefits of the card, Mr Florentin said, “The new card will not only give customers access to Total excellium and Total quartz lubricants but also other services that include vehicle servicing, car wash, cooking gas, solar products and a variety of convenience products in the Bonjour shops,” he said

In an interview with Daily Monitor, Ms Cerinah Tugume, the corporate communications manager at Vivo Energy, said the company is rolling out a new line of fuel cards which will help both the banked and unbanked population have access to cashless fuel services at their stations.
“The new Shell prepaid card is called Easy-Go based on the premise of delivering ultra-convenience to motorists and shoppers. It allows motorists and shoppers to plan for their expenditure, monitor and track usage, get discounts for their purchases and earn usage rewards on a secure platform. The Easy Go platform partners are Barclays Bank and VISA,” she said.