Splash Mobile Money was launched in Sierra Leone and became available for service in September of 2009.
From 16 September 2009, the Splash service will be available in Freetown, Bo, Makeni & Kenema – allowing users to send money across hundreds of miles at the touch of a button.
The challenge for Nigeria is not to be seen as following the leads of other African nations. Sierra Leone is about 4m people and hardly a state in Nigeria. Yet, they seem to have beaten us here on mobile payment. Kenya is too far ahead in this sector. We cannot just wait and allow these countries to be out-innovating us. Our governments must not be reactive. We have to lead and showcase why we are the ‘giant’ in this continent.
Time has come to demonstrate that capacity that we truly care for technology.