Motorcyclists attached to the Association of Motorcyclists in Rwanda (ASSETAMORWA) are expected to earn a 7 percent commission from the electronic sale of Rwandatel airtime.
This means that a motorcyclist will earn from selling Rwandatel airtime from the company’s E-Top up solution while also earn from fares by transporting passengers.
This follows ASSETAMORWA’s signing of a partnership agreement allowing its members to vendor Rwandatel’s airtime.
According to the agreement, ASSETAMORWA and its zone offices will also earn 1.5 percent and 2 percent from each airtime sold by each association member. This brings the total commission value to 10.5 percent per airtime sold.
The E-Top up solution is the sale of prepaid airtime electronically through SMS from mobile handsets.
This environmentally friendly solution substitutes the scratch cards.
Rwandatel which is currently the second biggest telecom company in Rwanda by both market share and number of mobile subscribers will provide mobile handsets to the association members, payable in three instalments.
ASSETAMORWA has 8,000 members, half of which work in Kigali City.
The association President, Dieudonne Nteziyaremye said that this is a viable deal, which will improve on the well being of motorcyclists.
“The more you sale, the more you earn. So at the end of the month, the required instalment is payable,” he explained.
Nteziyaremye said that one can earn up to Rwf10,000 per week depending on how much he sell.
Patrick Kariningufu, the Rwandatel Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said that this is a strategic partnership to supplement the income of motorbike operators.
“It is a win-win situation for all parties where the bike operator earns a commission from each sale while Rwandatel’s customers will be able to airtime virtually everywhere,” he added.
Francis Egbuson, Rwandatel’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) said, “The consumer shouldn’t hassle to access our products.”
The partnership also saw the association receive other logistics such as nine computers and Internet modems to facilitate the initiative.
All motorcyclists were availed new labelled jackets for identification.
Rwandatel management said that the initiative cost Rwf139 million.