TELECOM customers win grand prizes for New Year

03Jan 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TELECOM customers win grand prizes for New Year

TELECOMMUNICATION company, Tigo Tanzania, through its mobile money transfer services turned three Tanzanians into multi-millionaires on New Year’s eve.

Acting Marketing Services Manager, William Mpinga

“I have suddenly become a millionaire!” exclaimed Lugano Thomas Mlini, a driver by profession and resident of Mbezi Makonde area in the outskirts of  Dar es Salaam upon receiving information that he had started the New Year with 15m/- to his name.

 “My dreams for starting a business have suddenly become a reality! Ohh thank God!” said Kulthum Salim Ally, a farmer from Tunduru in Ruvuma who also won 10m/- in the glamorous final draw held at the company’s offices in Dar es Salaam.

“I went to bed a pauper but have woken up a millionaire!” said Mariam Josef Maligisa, a farmer from Nagangu in Lindi Region who woke up from bed to be informed that she has also won 5m/-.

Announcing the winners of the ‘Transact and Win with Tigo Pesa’ promotion at the stroke of midnight leading to the New Year 2018, the manager for High Value Clients, Mary Rutta said the money transfer service is more than a payment solution.

“It’s a lifestyle. Today we have empowered our customers through the service. I believe we have turned a lot of dreams to reality throughout the festive season and into the New Year,” she noted.

She revealed that the company has handed out 120m/- in prizes to 153 people from different parts of Tanzania in the month-long promotion. Customers won prizes daily by carrying out transactions during the promotion.  

“We are also proud of our contribution in driving the financial inclusion agenda. Through the service, we assist millions of Tanzanians to send and receive over 1.7bn/- every month. This gives a huge financial boost to the individuals themselves, communities and to the country’s economy,” she added.

On his part, the company’s acting Marketing Services Manager, William Mpinga, wished all the company’s customers a happy and prosperous new year.

“We are a network that most understands customers and responds to market needs. We launched the promotion during the festive season to give our customers a chance to win cash prizes that will help them to fulfill some of their 2017 goals,” he said.

Tigo Pesa is Tanzania’s second largest mobile money service provider that boasts a large network of over 70,000 merchants and agents countrywide.

It was East Africa’s first cross-border mobile money transfer service that offered currency conversion which enabled people to send money across borders at local currency rates.