By Our Reporter
The economic disruption caused by the on-going Covid 19 pandemic has left several people financially strained. MTN Uganda through its MoMoNyabo promotion has come out to give back to its customers in form of cash prizes to help them rebuild financially and take care of their accumulated bills following the economic disruption caused by the pandemic.
Dubbed “MoMoNyabo Together” this year, winners stand a chance to win hard cash for themselves and their loved ones or communities as opposed to the cars which were given out in the previous MoMo Nyabo promotions.
Today we bring you one of the first winners of this promotion that is aimed at rebuilding together.
Henry Otafiire, 28, a business man living with his parents in Najjera, a Kampala suburb was the first winner to receive a phone call from Patricko Mujuuko and Zahara Toto the hosts of this year’s show. Otafiire an ardent user of the MTN MoMo service successfully answered all four questions about the service correctly. Each question was worth 800,000 Uganda shillings. Otafiire at the end of the game managed to bag himself a whopping 4,200,000 Uganda shillings.
Just like this year’s campaign slogan, MoMo Nyabo Together, Otafiire was granted the opportunity to share the money he won with someone or community of his choice. Of this money, Otafiire got to share 1.600,000 shillings with his beneficiary while he remained with 2,600,000 shillings. His sister Nankunda Fiona reaped from this as she was who Otafiire nominated as a beneficiary. Otafiire when asked why he decided to choose his sister said, “We suffer together and enjoy together.”
Otafiire is an entrepreneur dealing in the production of yoghurt and said that he would now have capital to re-invest in his business.
Bridget Kitimbo, a laboratory technologist with the Mulago hospital sickle cell department was the second winner of this year’s MoMoNyabo promotion.
“It seemed like a big joke at first but I have been seeing the Prosper advert on Television so I quickly believed that I was a winner!” said an excited Kitimbo, a laboratory technician with the sickle cell Department at Mulago Hospital.
Kitimbo has been using MTN Mobile Money to buy airtime, internet data, voice bundles and paying for her shopping using MoMo Pay. Unknown to her, she was automatically entered in to a draw where she emerged a winner.
She won a total of Ugx 3,400,000 shillings. She took Ugx 2,200,000 shillings while her father, James Kisambira got Ugx 1,200,000 shillings that was instantly transferred to their phones.
Kitimbo says that with the recent lock down, Public transport fares have been high, something that was a big challenge for her since she has to commute to work every day.
Above everything, Kitimbo’s greatest desire has for long been to upgrade her education but she was limited by finances. However, with the money she won from the MTN MoMo Nyabo Together promotion, her dream can materialize.
“Seeing is believing,” Kitimbo said as she received the mobile money message alert. Her joy and excitement couldn’t be hidden. She ululated as she said indeed the promotion is real and anyone can stand a chance to win.
Aggrey Byaruhanga MTN’s Regional Marketing Manager while rewarding the winners encouraged Ugandans to embrace the convenience that comes with transacting using mobile money. According to him, one is able to go about their different businesses at the comfort of their homes, offices and anywhere else.
Apart from the winners called in studio, 250 people win 50,000 shillings directly every day. All you have to do is pay using MTN MoMo and stand a chance to win Use Mobile Money to pay for everything including airtime, data, voice bundles, yaka, water, television subscription and so much more.
Watch the live draw game shows every weekday at 8.20pm on NBS TV and Bukedde TV.