“Solomon Islanders are encouraged to use digital platforms to pay for goods and services.
“During this COVID-19 pandemic, Central bank Governor, Dr. Luke Forau says this will reduce the practice of exchange of bank notes for goods and services.
“In an interview, Forau says it is about time Solomon Islanders utilize the digital platforms available.
“He said by practicing this routine, this will encourage social distancing.
“Use ATMs instead of going to the banks and try as much as possible to use Eftpos machines placed in shops”, Forau said.
“The central bank governor said people have been wary of the bank notes and have questioned whether the notes are safe and free from COVID-19.
He assures the public the bank notes are also quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in the country.
“I understand a lot of the essential services now have digital platforms. People should try using those platforms”, Forau said.
“Currently Solomon Post provides an innovative mobile based financial services called Ezi Pei.
“Customers are able to do money transfers, banking and payment services via their mobile phones.”
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