Yvonnie Sundu, a journalist working with the The Nation newspaper was one of the winners in the ongoing Airtel Timaitha Promotion.
Sundu and a Lizulu Market Sweets vendor Mike Chimtele won K100 000 each during the Valentine Days special draw which was conducted last week.
Speaking during the presentation of cheqeu and a seven draw of the promotion at the company’s head office, Airtel Malawi’s Interconnection, International and Roaming Manager Arthur Kapolo said this shows that anyone can stand a chance of winning in the promotion.
Before the Valentines Draw, the company paraded the KIA RIO which is the grand prize in the promotion.
“What came out of the parade was that some of our subscribers thought the car had been won and that we were on our way to deliver it to the winner which is not the case, the car is still open to anyone.
“For a Mr Chimtele, we are happy that he has won such amount of money which we are sure that one day he come back and tell us how successful his business is following the boost as well as for Miss Sundu, we are sure that her life will be transformed,” he said.
In an interview, Chimtele said the money has come at the right time when he was dreaming of expanding his business.
“It has been my dream for one day to have a better business, I have been looking for a day I will grow up and employ some people and for sure, this is the genesis and, my dream will be a reality,” he said.
Airtel has invested over K30m in the promotion.
To enter the promotion, customers send an SMS written WINA to 50002 to register their names and then answer to trivia questions with each earning them 20 points which enhance their winning chances.