By Chancy Namadzunda
A 40 year-old secondary school teacher, Albert Kamoto, has emerged a lucky winner of the K5 million grand prize for Airtel Malawi Yabooka SMS promotion during a draw held on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
“I am very happy to win such a lot of money, my life will really be changed since I will use it to par for my further studies at the University of Malawi,” said Kamoto who teaches at Machinga Community Day Secondary School.
The K29 million SMS promotion was launched following the success of the Yabooka mega promotion which the company held for three months.
“Airtel believes in empowering Malawians by coming up with meaningful promotions whose prizes change their lives. We conduct promotions that impact positively on people’s lives and it is for that reason that the response from people has always been high,” said Airtel Malawi Marketing Manager Enwell Kadango.
Every week until October, be splashing out over K1 million to about eleven subscribers, according to Magombo.
To enter the promotion, Airtel subscribers had to send an SMS written PATA to 50009. After registering they answered simple questions as a way of increasing their chances of winning these huge sums of money.
One Airtel customer is carting home K100 000 every day.