Encouraging employees to go digital

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has asked companies to educate their workers about online remittance services as a substitute of exchange houses.
The government ordered to close exchange houses from March 26, following preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“The owners of the companies are urged to introduce electronic services for money transfer which are available online or mobile app or Ooredoo Money, amid latest decision to close exchange houses operating in the country,” the Ministry tweeted yesterday.
The Ministry also asked employers to educate domestic helps about the ways of online remittance which are available in a number of languages.
The money transfer service providers such as exchange houses, banks and Ooredoo Money have started sending text messages to customers and account holders.
The text messages explain how they can transfer the money to their homeland. “All the exchange shops are closed. No problem. Register on the Ooredoo Money (http://www.ooredoo.qa/omapp) app now and send up to QR3,500 per transaction using MoneyGram,” said Oreedoo Money in a text message to customers.
“Encourage your employees to go digital for their money transfer needs. Use our money app to send money to your loved ones without having to go out. Download the app now,” a major exchange house operating in Qatar has tweeted.
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