As the cash crisis bites, some Pentecostal churches have been forced to introduce Point of Sale machines.
The churches say their coffers are dry as offerings are low. Traditionally, congregants have been paying tithes using cash. Abundant Life Revival Mission International spokesperson Mrs Fadziso Kanyayi said they have been using the POS system for two months now.
“We decided to use the swiping system since there is no hard cash in the country and the coffers had gone down,” said Mrs Kanyayi. Church congregants welcomed the development.“I am happy with the system because I do not need to queue for money to pay tithes.
There are no more excuses for not paying tithes,” said Ms Esther Linje, a member of the church.Other churches have also introduced the machines.