It was a happy moment on Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Headquarters of the Lonestar Cell MTN when four of the GSM giant’s subscribers walked away with businesses value US$5000 each, and 10 additional subscribers also won LD$50,000 each in a weekly raffle draw. The draw is the company’s July 26 gift to its subscribers as Liberia celebrates her Independence Day shortly.
The raffle draw was in two categories: the LD$50,000 winners were required to text 267 to the short code 267, while the US$5000 business value category were asked to use US$1 a day during the week to enter the draw automatically.
Lonestar Cell MTN Cooperate Communications Manager Dr. Laurence Bropleh said the company is not only specialized in communication, but contributing to the growth and development of Liberia through the weekly draw for the July 26 holiday.
Dr. Bropleh described the draw as transparent and fair, saying “The computer will pick the number, we will dial it, but the rule of the draw is that you should always keep your phone on, because if we call you three times and you don’t pick your call, you will lose the money or your business.”
For his part, Acting Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Lonestar Cell MTN, Emeka Anafiu Du expressed joy for the draw, describing it as his first raffle draw since he took office. He encouraged all Liberians and Lonestar Cell customers to take advantage of the use one gets one promotion weekly.
Some of the winners that won the LD$50,000 include Bishop Tolbert Gibson, Sekoun Kanneh, Rushell Kun, Emmual Lame, K. Abraham Bar Abu, Sam Tokarpa, Friday Weah, and Abort Corpu, among others. Those in the use one get one promotion category are Blessing Slame, Laydia Henneh and Alphonso Flomo.
Other subscribers lost the draw after they failed to adhere to the rules, which require that any number appearing on the screen of the projector must be answered if dialed by Lonestar Cell MTN agent. The numbers are dial three times, and when it is not picked up or answered by its owner after the three times dialing, the subscribers automatically loses their chance of winning.