Jentala Herbert, who hails from Ntcheu and currently working in Balaka, on Wednesday emerged as the grand of winner of the brand new Nissan Pickup in the O G Moto Kuti Buuu Promotion.
The grand draw, which was held in Blantyre, also saw 361 participants winning bicycles while 96 others won Nokia cellphones.
O G Match Company rolled out the promotion in January 2014 and was initially expected to conclude in January this year, but it was extended to August 18 to allow more users of O G Safety Matches participate in the promotion.
The vehicle, worth about K12 million, according to the company’s Operations Managers, Laurent Kamulete, will be handed over to Herbert right in Balaka after formalizing other paper work.
Herbert couldn’t believe when Kamulete telephoned him to break the good news that he was now the proud of the pickup they dangled in the promotion.
“Are you sure? I Ddon’t believe what you have just told me. I remember to have sent over 10 000 entries way back in 2014 and I thought it had died a natural death. It is surprising to learn that the promotion was still active, I did forget about this promotion.
“Where I can get confirmation and verify the news, and how will I get the vehicle,” queried Herbert, before asking to speak to one of patrons to substantiate the news.
Kamulete said they committed to uplifting the lives of Malawians through such promotions and promised that they will come with a “bigger and better promotion in the next six months”.
“We are happy that we have at least uplifted his life through this grand prize. We are also happy that we have successfully concluded the promotion and we given the winners their prizes.
“It was reported in media that we have duped Malawians and others thought the promotion had died a natural death, but he we are, conducting the grand draw. Will come with another promotion, will bigger and better,” said Kamulete.
He said they rolled out the promotion to promote their O G safety matches, which he said, are unique and very safe.
“Our match sticks are very safe as you can only lit them by scratching against the match box, not against the wall or floor as the case with other match sticks.
“This was deliberate safety measure we came up while giving Malawians best, quality and trusted product with slim chances of causing fire accidents in homes,” said Kamulete.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :