South Sudan Firm Enters International Money Remittance Business


m-GURUSH South Sudan’s first Mobile Money service has launched the ‘International Remittance’
services on their Mobile Money Platform. This is yet another ground breaking innovative feature
from m-GURUSH that will enable customers to conveniently send money across Africa and beyond.
The service will benefit m-GURUSH customers, especially the business and trading communities
sending funds from South Sudan to Kenya, Uganda and the greater East African region.
 m-GURUSH is available across South Sudan and customers can save money, send and receive
money, pay for goods and services, buy airtime, make bulk salary payments and benefit transfers.
TH APRIL 2020. South Sudan’s first Mobile Money service, m–GURUSH
has launched its International remittance service on their Mobile Money Platform. The service was
launched by the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan Hon. Jamal Wani Abdalla. This is yet another ground
breaking innovative feature that will enable customers to conveniently send money across Africa and
beyond using their mobile phones.
Customers will now be able to send money across East Africa and beyond. The customers will be able to
send this money digitally in form of US Dollars or South Sudanese Pounds from their m-GURUSH account
from the comfort and safety of their homes. The international remittance service will enable m-GURUSH
registered customers to send and receive money to several countries across the globe using mobile
“The service will be particularly beneficial to the South Sudanese living in East Africa who will now be able
to receive money using the existing mobile money services such as m-Pesa in Kenya and MTN Mobile
Money in Uganda. This will further spur socio- economic development in South Sudan and digitally
connect South Sudan to her other East African Community counterparts. ” Hon. Jamal Wani Abdalla , the
Governor of the Bank of South Sudan said as he officiated the launch of the service. Depending on the
recipient’s destination, the customer, can either send funds directly to a recipient’s bank account or to a
mobile wallet.
At the same time, the m-GURUSH International remittance service enables the South Sudanese in the
diaspora in several countries around the world to send money home. This is a fast, convenient and secure
way to support loved ones by sending funds outside the country or receiving funds back home from
outside the country.
The service will be accessed by customers dialing *355# on the Zain network and also through the mGURUSH application which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
For more information visit our website on or call +211 917609108 Call +211 917 609107 or send email to m-GURUSH Technology Center Block A-3, Plot No-5, Opposite UAP Towers, Hai Malakal, Juba.
“The way we transfer and manage our funds has changed drastically in the last few years. Gone are the
days when the only option for sending money abroad was to queue at a counter for hours on end. Our
customers can hold money in USD or South Sudanese Pounds in their m-GURUSH mobile wallet. They can
initiate an international remittance from either of their m-GURUSH wallet.” Hon Mou Ambrose Thiik, mGURUSH Chief of Operations said upon the launch of this Service. “The process of sending money using
m-GURUSH is very simple and convenient. Customers will dial *355# and then select ‘International
Remittances’ from their m-GURUSH account. As we launch this service, customers can send money to
Kenya and Uganda. We will add more countries in the following weeks.” He added demonstrating how
the service works during the launch.
The launch of this service comes at a time where digital money transfer services such as mobile money
and electronic banking are being advocated for by various governments to curb the spread on COVID- 19.
“We are very excited to offer this revolutionary service and it demonstrates our long-standing
commitment to providing fast, easy, safe and convenient mobile financial Services to our m- GURUSH
customers. Sub Saharan African and South Sudan in particular is one of the most expensive remittance
corridors in the world, a service such as this one will tremendously bring down the cost of international
remittances in South Sudan. From a Fiscal policy stand point, this service will increasingly position the
South Sudanese Pound as a currency of choice given that a currency earns value from its ability to
transact. This service will therefore further strengthen the value of our SSP.” Mr. Joseph Arinaitwe, Vice
President m-GURUSH said. “Lastly, this International Remittance offering will be highly beneficial
especially to the business community trading between South Sudan and her sister East African member
states, including ordinary South Sudanese sending funds to friends and family in East Africa .” Mr. Joseph
Arinaitwe added.
International remittances are a lifeline for many people in developing countries. However, the global flow
of these funds continues to happen largely through informal channels. The result is less transparency, less
security, and fewer benefits for the millions who rely on international remittances. To address these
challenges, m-GURUSH mobile money ‘International remittance service’ will connect business people,
friends and relatives of people living in South Soudan from various countries. Through m- GURUSH mobile
money, it will be possible to cater to the needs of rural households, women, migrant workers, students
and refugees thus expanding access to the most underserved segments of the population.
m-GURUSH continues to spread its wings across the region and living to its promise of being fast, easy,
safe and convenient. The aim of m-GURUSH is also to drive financial inclusion and economic
empowerment by enabling enterprise development hence uplifting the living standards of the people in
South Sudan and even those living in the diaspora.

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