Vendor wins grand prize in Airtel Malawi Timaitha promotion

A Mchinji based second-hand cloth (Kaunjika) vendor, Yohane Mshanga has emerged the winner of the grand prize in Airtel Malawi’s Timaitha SMS Promotion which had over 25 million entries.

Airtel Malawi Limited, one of the country mobile telecommunications company,  Mshanga, who plies his trade at Kamwendo Trading Center, could not believe his luck when he was called by an Airtel Malawi official that he has won the brand new KIA RIO Saloon worthy  K8 million (about $22 857)

“Is it true? I cant believe this, I couldn’t even think of winning that prize… no.. This was not meant for Yohane,” said the 29 years old who said he has to consult his family first before making up his mind
on what to do with the prize.

Speaking during the last draw of the promotion, Airtel Malawi’s Sales Director Elias Dziko said their goal was to help uplift the welfare of the company’s subscribers.

Airtel Timaitha Grand Prize won
Airtel Timaitha Grand Prize won

“At Airtel we strongly believe that a true friend comes to you when your chips are down.Generally, the month of January is associated with hardships, this is a time when food stocks are low and people are very much concerned with raising money to pay for school fees for their wards as well as buy farm inputs.

“As such, the majority of the people are squeezed financially. As a true friend, we decided to come during that time to give them a push and we are glad that we have achieved our goal,” he said.

Airtel Malawi invested over K30 million (about $77 000) in the  promiton which started  from December 27 to March 26 2013.

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