OG Matches dupes Malawians with ‘Moto kuti buu’ promo, CAMA says ‘serious crime’

Malawi’s OG Matches could get into legal trouble for duping Malawians with a competition in which grand winner was to drive away a Nissan 1 tonner.

Kapito: Report them to Lottery Board

Kapito: Report them to Lottery Board

Between November and December 2013 OG Matches flew adverts for its Moto Kuti Buu competition in The Nation newspaper and on MBC Radio 2 FM every Tuesdays with Frank Kandu as host.

The grand draw was to be on December 16, 2014 but three months later there is graveyard silence from the organisers.

One of the participants, Juma Basikolo, 23, of Malawi’s capital Lilongwe said he was “bitter with the conduct of the organizers.”

Other prizes that were expected to be dished away included 300 bicycles and 100 cellphones.

Apparently, Nyasa Times sourced, OG Matches did not conduct the draw on the scheduled date because they were “still unsure of the prices for bicycles and cellphones.”

For the reason, they postponed the grand draw to December 31, 2014.

“When 31 [December] came there was still nothing. They gave the same reasons and pushed the grand draw to a later date: 18th January 2015,” explained Basikolo, “but there too nothing happened.”

The circumstances triggered participants to start wondering whether the Malawi National Lottery Board (MNLB) was aware of the competition.

According to (MNLB) rules and regulations the rules and regulation “if, after an Entry has become a Valid Entry, the Facilities fail, or are damaged or destroyed or if the Official Record is damaged or destroyed, or there is no Complete Draw at the conclusion of any given draw due to personal, electrical or mechanical failure or for whatever reasons, the Operator’s liability (if any) to Participants is to refund the Investment regardless of how the failure, damage or destruction was caused.”

But according to Nyasa Times investigations, no one has won either a bike or a cellphone from the yearlong promotion.

Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) executive director John Kapito said OG Matches committed a serious offence.

“They [OG Matches] are supposed to honour their commitments,” he said, “and if they don’t they are liable to legal implication.”

Kapito encouraged the participants to take up the issue with the Malawi National Lottery Board.

The rules of MNLB are governed by the laws of the Republic of Malawi, and each participant shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Republic of Malawi.

Malawians, most of who survive on less than a dollar a day, have a history of participating in various lotteries.

Just last month, estate owner Harry Assima won the latest model of Nissan Qashqai for emerging winner in the Africa Cup of Nations Goal of the Tournament Competition. He correctly voted for Ghana’s Christian Atsu’s goal as Goal of the Tournament beating 16 000 other entrants

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Munthu wa Nkulu Kwambiri
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Munthu wa Nkulu Kwambiri

1. u r hav destroyed the reputation of yo company. matches anu sitizagulanso

2. matches anu okanikanso kuyaka, u cant compete with Leopard

3 wanya nayo mphwanga mmwenye. ukukhala kuno mwachisomo ukutiberanso? uvutika udziwanso sitikusiya nyani iwe.

Cydrick Mgunda
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Musade mmwenye zangovuta basi.

Jane
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Multinationals are forced to but prizes even before the competition starts….nde izi zatha bwa

Mlosimailosi
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A Hanif Osman u MP Mumafuna uja mumaufunila kuti muzitiber podziwa kuti boma likutetezani.Mwenye ndi Mwenye basi sayenera kuyendetsa dziko ku Africa.Come 2019 more Indians are strategising to stand as MPs.We will discover one day that 75% of our MPs are Indians.

Bokhobokho
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Amwenye akutibera dzuwa likuswa mtengo. Wina ndi uja anaba kumtsekera bank amulola wabwera watsegulanso atibere zenizeni. Ziko wanu, ndalama wathu!

john rambo
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Why are u fighti amwenye when TNM pasavute charges 11.11% but lies in adverts that u pay 10% more.a malawi is this (10/90)100 to me it 11.111111% over a million kwacha that’s alot of money.u request 100 credit they give u 90 and u pay back 100 which is 10 more but u got 90 units miss informing and duping malawians

arthur bingu
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Amwenye don’t take advantage,zoyambana ife ayi,dziko lathu ndi lamtendere thus y lingolemerabe mboni ndi Peter

Alfred
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taking us for granted .

George Lihoma.
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Amalawi ndife ansanje+nkhanza+kuponderezana tokhatokha. Nkhani imeneyi anakakhala kampani imapangitsa mpikisanowo ndi ya wachlokolo (m’Malawi wachikuda),ooh atamangidwa kalekale and atayalutsidwa. Koma poti ndianzathu achimwenye,aaah muona kutha kwake ngati moto wankhuni zaziwisi. Even MACRA is got powers to bring them to court,why going forward then backwards. Hahahahaha!

madzola
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Sure

Jonsom Phiri
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Lilongwe CITY MALL SHOPPINGS competition without closing date just to mislead consumers. Displaying a Nissan Note to cheat customers. Tell us when you are closing.Daylight roberry.CAMA find out

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