Barely a month after being decorated as the best national retailer for Chitetezo Mbaula, Area 18 Filling Station was in the limelight again at the weekend after emerging the best regional seller of the fuel conserving stoves in the month of June.
Last month Area 18 Filling Station was awarded as the best retailer of Chitetezo Mbaula for the year 2015 in the national promotion administered by Maeve Project, which has since introduced monthly prizes for best retailers in each region.
The inaugural top regional prize for central region of MK50,000 has been won by Area 18 Filling Station, which reportedly sold over 60 stoves in June. Area 23 Chipiku Stores claimed the second prize of K50,000 with Chipiku Stores Mponela Branch settling for the third prize of K10,000.
Speaking after being presented with the top prize, manager for Area 18 Filling Station Christina Tembo described the award as a huge motivation for the station to sell more stoves.
“We were inspired when we got the top prize of K100,000 and zitenje in the national promotion and the regional award will further encourage us to do more. With this recognition, it will not be easy for any other agent to surpass us,” said Tembo.
In southern region, the top regional award for the month went to Wenela Puma Filling Station with Nyambadwe Filling Station earning the second prize. Chipiku Stores Milepa Branch came third.
Chipiku Stores Mzuzu Branch topped the northern region sales followed by Chipiku Mzimba and Luwinga branches respectively.
Maeve Project head of sales Kinna Offen said the monthly regional promotions have had a great impact on sales of Chitetezo Mbaula.
“Since we introduced the monthly regional awards, we have seen a sharp increase in the sales of Chitetezo Mbaula and this is a positive development in as far as conserving the environment is concerned.
“We are very thankful to our funding partners Energised Development (Endev) for the initiatives, which will result in more households using the environmental friendly and firewood conserving stoves,” said Offen.