Parkop thanks bank for reaching out to grassroots

National, Normal

The National, Friday August 2nd, 2013

 NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has thanked the Australia and New Zealand Bank for taking its service to the grassroots people.

The bank is using its goMoney mobile banking rollout programme to reach rural communities.

He was at Wabag town, Enga, yesterday when he came across bank officials carrying out awareness on the programme and opening accounts for customers. 

“I am happy to see the bank with its goMoney mobile programme. It is trying to make life easier for our small people and we all should be happy with such initiatives,” Parkop said. 

ANZ goMoney mobile banking officials said they had opened accounts for hundreds of small people with a minimum fee of K10. They are setting up agents to conduct deposit and withdrawal transactions in Wapenamanda, Wabag and Porgera districts.

Local resident Gabriel Kambia, from Wapenamanda, thanked the bank for thinking of them.

“This is a great service that ANZ is providing to us. It will cut down a lot of problems as it requires just a mobile phone to do all those things instead of standing in a long queues for hours,” he said.

Earlier, Parkop walked along the street casually chatting with people.

He is in Enga for two days to attend the funeral of one of his friends from the Ambum valley who died last week in Port Moresby.

He will spend another day in Enga to witness Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s visit to Wapenamanda today.