Premier mobile network service provider TNM has presented the grand cash prize of K5 million to the winner of its Ufulu@50 Promotion, 22-years old Joyce Mpandeni from Makhanga in Nsanje.
Mpandeni, a small-scale business woman who sells fritters (mandasi) at Makhanga trading centre, emerged the cash prize winner during the final draw on August 28, 2014.
She received her prize money at her home in Msuza village in the area of traditional authority Mloro in lower-shire district of Nsanje district on Wednesday.
Speaking during prize presentation ceremony the winner e disclosed that she was “very happy” to be the lucky winner thanking God for fortunes.
“It’s a dream come true. When I was contacted by TNM about the prize, I thought it was just a dream, but now that they have confirmed I’m the winner. I’m overwhelmed with excitement” she said.
Mpandeni thanked TNM for bringing the Ufulu@50 Promotion, saying it offered ordinary Malawians an opportunity to celebrate the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary in style.
“The fact that ordinary people from the village like me can win K5 million testifies that this indeed was a celebration for all. Using this money, I will build a house and invest into a new business,” Mpandeni said.
Said she¸” I couldn’t believe the news when I first received a call from TNM that I won such a big amount of money. It was up until yesterday when these officials came here that I believed that it was true. I just praise and give thanks to God, it is not my making but his.”
Joyce who is divorced with two children disclosed that she plans to change her business from selling mandasi and become a maize trader and will invest K200,000.
“ I will put the rest of the money into a bank account so that it should help me raise my children I future,” she said.
TNM’s head of Innovation Frank Magombo, described the promotion as a life changer for TNM scribers saying every TNM scriber who recharged during the month long promotion was a winner.
Apart from the grand cash prize of K5 million, 50 customers each won K2 million to be invested in a community development project of their choice. Another 50 customers each won K100,000 worth of Mpamba money.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :