One-window electronic billing service centers inaugurated


Centers established to provide a one-window electronic billing service were inaugurated. The centers will provide service called ‘Lehulu’, which means ‘for all’. The service will enable customers to make electric, water and telephone bill payments at a single centre. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Minister Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael said the new service will be provided to the public at 31 centers. Dr. Debretsion said such services will be expanded to regional capitals. He said customers will be able to get the service at the centers on extra hours including on Saturdays. Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) CEO Mihiret Debebe on his part said the Corporation has been working in collaboration with different institutions with a view to providing efficient service to the public. Mihiret said the new service will help the Corporation increase its number of clients. Ethio telecom CEO Bruno Duthoit also said the service will aid Ethio telecom to undertake integrated and successful activities. Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority Manager Assegid Getachew stated that the service will help clients save time and money. It took over 100 million birr to put in place the system which created more than 400 jobs.