Liberia’s premier GSM Company, Lonestar Cell MTN has given out more prizes to winners of its Mobile Money Promotion. The promotion, which began on 23 March 2012, has so far produced more than twenty winners that are Mobile Money users.
The successful subscribers were on Wednesday seen walking away with various prizes, including Tiger Generators, DVD players, as well as 21’ Color Television, among others.
Most of the first set of winners in week one came from rural Liberia to include Joyce Womba of Nimba County, Natie Kang-Fuh of Cuttington University in Bong County, Jeremiah Smart of Foyah, Lofa County and Broh Putu of Buchannan, Grand Bassa County.
The second and third week winners were all from Monrovia and its environs, including Prince Morgan of 24th Street, Kindness Nehwon of Paynesville and Sampson Teeba and Kendrick Tippos of Montserrado County.
At the launch of the Mobile Money Promotion on March 23and 3, 800 subscribers participated in the draw from which five successful candidates emerged at the time. They were Ephraim Troh and Lincoln Cassell of Ganta, Nimba; John Kollie of Lofa County and Daniel Mamula of Duport Road, outside Monrovia.
Out of the first five, one could not be reached by Lonestar Cell MTN despite several dials because his or her phone was switched off even up to present. However, Lonestar Cell officers said the prizes will be kept until they were contacted via the winning numbers.
Speaking to journalists Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the winner from Cuttington Natie Kang-Fuh expressed surprise after being informed by Lonestar Cell about becoming a lucky winner of the Mobile Money Promotion.
Natie, however, said with the encouragement she had received from the company; she would continue to use her mobile money service, describing the program as excellent. She noted that whenever she’s in Monrovia, she usually receives money via her phone from family members in Monrovia without going to the bank.
She admonished Lonestar Cell to do more sensitization among Liberians on how to use the service because, according to her, it would reduce the burden of parents queuing for a long time at banks to transfer fees/money to students or children on campus.
Lonestar Cell Mobile Money Manager, Samelia Dempster-Tweh acknowledged Natie’s concerns and promised to sensitize the public as she has said in the past. Mrs.Tweh noted that the Mobile Money Promotion draw will end on May 15, 2012, but the actual mobile money program will continue.
She admonished subscribers to register for the Mobile Money, adding, “It will help people to send money to relatives, friends and loved ones outside Monrovia via the telephone.”
Mobile Money is a financial service launched by Ecobank and Lonestar Cell MTN to save and transact money via phone.