Rwanda exports technology to Cameroon

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Rwanda-based Technology Company that provides cashless payment transport solutions, has started implementing the system in Cameroon after it was granted a 10-year exclusive concession.
The company, AC Group Ltd, will replicate their trademark Tap&GO system in two Cameroonian cities — Yaounde and Douala.

In an interview with Rwanda Today, AC Group chief executive Patrick Buchana said Cameroonian transport authorities gained interest in Rwanda’s cashless payment model after learning it was being used by thousands of people in Kigali daily.

The first phase, which started last week, involves 400 big city buses in Yaounde, the capital city. The system will next be rolled out in Douala, the largest city in Cameroon and its commercial capital.

AC Group said 508,000 people in Kigali have the company’s payment cards and it charges a commission on each ticket. The company anticipates better returns in Cameroon than in Rwanda because of bigger volumes. Approximately 2.5 million people live in Yaounde and the buses have a full load most of the day according to Mr Patrick Buchana
A major difference in the public transport system in Cameroon is that the bus fare is fixed no matter the distance according to AC Group.

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