More People Using Mobile Money For Rates Payment
It is so exciting to see the amount of appetite that Manzini ratepayers are exhibiting over the recently introduced MTN Mobile Money rates payment method.
Have you tried it? Those who have experienced it have not stopped talking about how convenient it is to the ratepayer; in the sense that one is able to pay their rates in the comfort of their homes, offices and literally ‘anywhere they go’. The Municipal Council of Manzini introduced this exciting rates payment solution in December 2018 and a large number of ratepayers have given it the thumbs up because it saves them resources in terms of time and travel costs to the Rates Hall. The nice thing about this technology is that payment reflects on the Council system as soon as you pay and your account gets to be accordingly credited. If you need a receipt, you have the option to either collect it from the Rates Hall or request Council to email it to you.
Well, the one most important thing to note is that you have to know your property’s account number (Not Plot Number) in order for you to be able to utilize the system. The account number is the 6 or 7-digit number that appears in your rates receipt and begins with either “1”, “2”, or “3” (see top left hand side corner under “Municipal Council of Manzini” on your rates receipt). If you are not sure of your account number, please don’t hesitate to contact the Rates Hall (2508 5047 or 2508 5048 or 2508 5054). Council’s friendly staff will be ready and happy to assist you.
HOW TO PAY RATES USING MOBILE MONEY
- Step 1: Dial *007#
- Step 2: Select 1 to send money
- Step 3: Select 4 for Town Council
- Step 4: Select 1 for Manzini City Council
- Step 5: Select 1 for Rates (if you want to pay rates) or 2 for Vendors (for payment of vending fee)
- Step 6: Enter account number with 8 digits
- Step 7: Enter amount being paid
- Step 8: Enter your Mobile Money PIN to confirm transaction