Professor David Sengeh who happens to be the Head of the newly created Directorate of Technology and Innovation in the Office of the President, has heaped profuse praises on the Management of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.
Speaking at the Bank’s launching of three digital platform products recently Professor Sengeh revealed his sighs of excitements at the moment when the SLBC approached him on the solutions that they had adopted for taking the Bank digital.
He commented that the Bank’s strides in the direction of using technology to take banking to the people was phenomenal, noting that technology should not divide but bring people – old and young, rich and poor – together.
He remarked that technology is required for our development. Prof. Sengeh who said he wants to live in a cashless society where he does not have to use paper notes for transactions stated that we are far yet from being a cashless society.
He stated that SLCB’s digital banking is safe in terms of security from hackers and appealed to the country to support SLCB and the Local Content Policy.
The occasion saw the SLCB Management introduce three new products in their digital banking suite that makes the bank one of the leading contributors to the country’s financial inclusion drive.
They are MiYone Online Banking, MiYone Mobile APP and Wi Yone Online Direct.
These three products allow individual and corporate customers to access banking services via their mobile devices at the touch of buttons on their mobile phones.
They are in addition to the bank’s previously launched MiYone Teller and MiYone Kiosk, all geared towards expanding financial services to the non-formal sector of the economy through automation and electronic forms of mediation, hence addressing the low level of financial inclusion in the country and as well raise domestic revenue generation.