MTN Rwanda announced that it has granted access to third parties to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API) platform.


MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) is the most widely used platform for payments in Rwanda.


By availing the MoMo API, developers and programmers can innovate on the platform and develop products and solutions that will create a wider range of digital financial offerings for MTN’s 3.2 million MoMo customers. The Mobile Money API can be accessed by developers online through

The availability of the API will give a chance to innovators to be able to monetise their products as they stimulate the growth of the MoMo ecosystem in Rwanda. Once an application is tested successfully, MTN will align on commissions with the developers, sign contracts and invite them on the live environment for the open APIs.


Commenting, Mitwa Ng’ambi, CEO, MTN, said: “as technology evolves, our ambition is to lead digital for a brighter Rwanda and opening the MoMo API further emphasises this ambition by giving local developers an opportunity to innovate and build products that will enhance financial inclusion and improve customer experience when making payments.