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Network International opens Ghana office

BY: Graphic Business
• Left to Right: Perry Addo-Quaye, Managing Director, Network International Ghana; Dr Reda Helal, Group Managing Director, Processing Business Africa and Chinwe Uzoho, Regional Managing Director, West & Central Africa

Network International, a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced its presence in Ghana by opening an office and a data centre in the country.

The opening of the new office is to offer innovative solutions that drive revenue and profitability to customers and help businesses and economies prosper by simplifying commerce and payments in the Ghanaian market.

A release issued by the company said by opening the new office, Network International now had a presence on the ground and was ready to serve all customers including the 15 banks in the country, all card schemes and other third-party processors who decide to co-locate their services on the company’s infrastructure.

Commenting on the opening, Group Managing Director of Network International, Dr Reda Helal, said, “We are delighted to be able to support Ghana’s financial institutions, merchants, and consumers through our regional office. It is our mission to make payments easy by providing a secure platform for all businesses and institutions and the regional office and datacentre will help us achieve this.”

He said in adherence to the payment systems act in Ghana requiring service providers to be on soil and process cards issued in the country, the company had successfully completed its setup and had started migrating Banks, FinTechs and its payment partners onto its platform for local processing.

He said this highlighted the company’s resolve in complying with local regulations, by having a domestic processing presence, as it had done globally in other areas with similar requirements such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria.

For his part, Managing Director of Network International Ghana, Perry Addo-Quaye, said, “Ghana is an exciting market for digital payments and innovation, and we are delighted to launch our office and data centre to offer customers, banks, and entrepreneurs smooth and secure payment services. We look forward to supporting businesses as they grow and reach new customers.”

He said the company aims to create more partnerships with businesses in the digital payments space in Ghana and local banks and financial institutions to offer customers more payment options and increase financial inclusion.

With offices in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and now Ghana, he said Network had a presence across Africa’s key markets, and the business operates across almost all other African countries.