Ethiopian Electric Utility launches new bill collection system

Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU), the state owned electric power distribution agency of Ethiopia, is set to launch a new utility bill collection system for its corporate clients.

The new payment system allows corporate clients to make their bill payment in a nearby bank. The agency is set to sign agreement with its corporate clients. Today the agency has signed agreement with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, another state company, which will be collecting the bill for EEU.

Currently EEU has around 27,000 corporate high voltage electricity consuming clients. This includes private, governmental and no-governmental organizations.

The new system is aimed at ending the time and energy the clients used to spend to pay their bills. Currently, electric and telephone bills are being collected at Lehulu payment centers in major cities across the country.

Lehulu is pioneered by Kifiya Financial Technologies, a private company which established private-public-partnership with the former Ethiopian Ministry of Information Technology.