Liberia’s leading GSM Company, Lonestar Cell MTN, has again put smiles on the faces of its valuable subscribers with a resident of Paynesville City, outside Monrovia Cyrus N. Paye, winning 1000,000 Liberian Dollars, an equivalent of US$8,300 from its a Mobile Money Raffle draw.
Speaking to reporters over the weekend at the start of the draw held at the company head offices in Oldest Congo Town, Lonestar Cell Mobile Money Manager, Massa Dennis, says the draw was meant to identify with subscribers, who have been active in using mobile money account to transact.
“As you may be aware, the mobile money draw here today marks the company six years since this promotion was launched in 2011, and every September is the month to remember, where many subscribers will have the chance to win many of our valuable prices”, narrates Madam Dennis.
She continues that the company remains Liberia’s leading GSM operator because of the many programs and promotions it is engaged into, saying, “Lonestar Cell MTN is not only in the business of mobile activities, but rather we care about the living conditions of our subscribers, and we also give back to where we operate as a means of providing quality service and promotions”, among others.
Massa says the company uses this medium to say thanks to its many subscribers for trusting and using the services over the years. According to her, “September to remember” is a raffle draw that put together to reward customers every week of September, and that so for in the last three weeks, management has been rewarding customers with fantastic prizes, and “we though to climax this with a mobile money star winner.”
She says management has decided to make the exercise an annual celebration of mobile money Liberia, because of its impact on the lives of the public, and as a way of saying thanks to subscribers. Prizes awarded include bags of rice, television sets, generators, blackberry phones and modern, Argo-oil, but the most memorable prize of all is the one million Liberian Dollars, which obviously is the grand prize.
According to the Mobile Money Manager, the September is not for profit making, but a period to express thanks to the thousands of subscribers across the country.
“I am very excited, and proud of the impact that our service has had on the lives of our customers, and we look forward to having more customers”, Madam Dennis says. For his part, the winner of the grand prize, Mr. Cyrus N. Paye, expresses delight over services being offered by Lonestar Cell MTN, saying, I am proud; I just started using mobile money, but all in all, I am grateful to God, and Lone Star Cell for providing this opportunity to our country.”
Cyrus notes that though he had a little doubt when he received call that he has become a lucky winner. When I received the call that I won, I was in the midst of some colleagues, and I show them the numbers, they couldn’t believe because there are lot of fake guys in town, calling people to inform them that they won, but I look at the number and decided to give it a try, and it’s a reality, so the service is unique. I want to encourage others to see reason to use it.”
The live draw, held on Power FM, a local radio station in Monrovia, was witnessed by officials from the Liberia National Lottery Authority, including staffs and employees of the company.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne