Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and MTN Uganda have partnered to offer Mobile Money as a payment option for topping up the UPESI card on the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway.
The Kampala-Entebbe Expressway now has a Mobile Money payment option for topping up the UPESI card, thanks to a partnership between the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and MTN Mobile Money Uganda.
For users to gain access to the Entebbe Expressway, a road toll tax system is in place. Access is permitted to several kinds of motor vehicles and motorcycles after payment of a fee at the toll gates.
Recharge Your UPESI Card from Anywhere
This new development will make it simpler to recharge UPESI cards and enable road users to do so conveniently and quickly from anywhere rather than having to visit the points of sale, which was previously a hassle for road users.
UPESI card owners are the only ones who have access to this mobile money alternative.
The cooperation between MTN Mobile Money and UNRA will make it easier and safer for drivers to add money to their UPESI cards, which will give them access to the Entebbe Express expressway.
To top up a UPESI card, all one needs to do is connect to the MTN MoMo app or use USSD.
As stated in its aim for 2025, which is intended to position MTN as the premier provider of digital solutions for Africa’s advancement, MTN Uganda is committed to providing digital solutions that bring the benefits of a modern connected world to all of its customers.
How to use the MTN MoMo App to top up your UPESI Card
- Open the MTN MoMo App and log in.
- Choose the Bill Payments menu item.
- Select Fees and Taxes from the Pay Bill menu.
- Select UNRA Toll from the list of alternatives that are now shown.
- Click “Submit” after choosing the UPESI card type and entering your UPESI card number.
- Enter your payment amount on the next page. Once the transaction is completed, you will get a confirmation notification.
How to use USSD to top up a UPESI Card
- Press *165*4*5*6# and click OK.
- Decide on the UPESI Card type. There are two alternatives available: Frequent User (Weekly or Monthly) and Easy Pass (Wallet).
- Enter the UPESI Card number after that.
- Your UPESI card number’s associated information will be visible. The amount you want to top up should be entered. The minimum top-up amount is UGX 10,000.
- Use your MTN Mobile Money PIN to confirm the purchase.