Salima based house wife, Ruth Makowa, on Monday became the first person to receive a K5 million (USD8,928) cheque from Airtel Malawi for emerging the winner in grand draw of Tisanje Promotion.
Airtel Malawi on Friday identified three lucky customers from all the three regions of the country and Makowa emerged the winner in the central region.
During the ceremony which took place at Salima Community ground, Makowa could not believe that she could become an instant millionaire just like other millionaires who are swimming in riches.
Accompanied by her husband who works at Green Built Initiative in Salima, Makowa spoke with difficulties as joy had engulfed her mind. Emotionally the lady was over the moon.
“This money is going to help me start a big business of course I will seat down first with my family and think how we can use the money, I am also thinking of buying a land to build houses for my family relations,” said Makowa.
Speaking soon after handin gover the check, Airtel Malawi Sales Director, Elias Imaan said, Airtel has spent K41.2 Million in the whole promotion.
Imaan thanked customers for standing with the company all the time and everyone who entered the promotion.
“Expect more surprise from Airtel, we believe in giving back to our customers,” said Imaan.
Airtel has been ditching out K50,000 to luck winners in weekly draws and K100,000 to lucky numbers making the total number of K50,000 and K100,000 winners to 412.