Kinshasa, February 26, 2021 - Resolutely committed to the sustainable development of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rawbank is a partner of the Mopepe ("air" in Lingala) initiative, the first electric and solar powered mobility service in Central Africa.
A finalist in the international start-up competition "Get In The Ring" in 2016, Mopepe was born in 2020 from the desire to support sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the launch of the initiative, ten electric vehicles will be available for rent through the Mopepe app and through a network of charging stations for electric vehicles installed in Kinshasa called Mopepe solution REFILL.
Yacine Fylla, CEO of Mopepe explains, "Mopepe is a solution to the environmental challenge facing the DRC. Our goal is to protect future generations through innovative ecological solutions accessible to all populations. To achieve this, we need the support of all national economic actors, such as Rawbank and Vodacom.” Rawbank and Vodacom. »
In order to support the ecological transition of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rawbank is supporting the electric vehicle rental service through a significant financial support. The bank has also acquired five electric recharging stations, installed at the Atrium and in its branches in CTC, Utexafrica, Limete and Saint Luc. Several electric vehicles will be integrated into the bank's fleet and Illico Cash, Rawbank's digital banking application, will be used to make payments for the Mopepe service.
Since its creation, Rawbank has been developing a CSR strategy aimed at significantly contributing to the emergence of the DRC and creating value for its clients and local populations. In November 2020, the bank published the first edition of its CSR Report entitled, "Operating sustainably and responsibly for a big and strong Congo".
Mustafa Rawji CEO of Rawbank, said, "Sustainable development is a priority for us. Rawbank is committed to supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and has a number of initiatives in place to protect the environment. The partnership with Mopepe is one of the ones we are most proud of. It is an innovative initiative that will benefit all Congolese." »
With more than 1,800 employees, over 100 points of sale, a representative office in Brussels, more than 400,000 clients, and a 27% market share, RAWBANK supports the development of the Congolese economy. Rawbank is rated by Moody's, ISO/IEC 20000 and ISO/IEC 27001 certified, and has established financing partnerships with several international donors (Proparco, IFC, Shelter Africa, TDB, ADB, etc.). Security, profitability and sustainability are Rawbank's operational priorities in order to consolidate its growth strategy, particularly towards individuals and the private sector.
A propos de Mopepe
Mopepe is a 100% Congolese company. The employees, whose average age is 24.5, have a mission to help the continent achieve the sustainable development goals set by the UN and the African Union in the 2063 agenda. Mopepe is at the source of projects and services aimed at supporting the ecological transition of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the first electric vehicle rental service with an initial fleet of ten vehicles.