Mobile phone company awards over 1bn/- to its money agents

15Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mobile phone company awards over 1bn/- to its money agents

OVER 12,000 Tigo Pesa wakalas (agents) have been awarded over 1bn/- during a month long promotion by the mobile phone company.

The countrywide promotion dubbed ‘Wakala cash in promotion’ and was held in March, was aimed at encouraging the agents to increase their transactions with customers.

Speaking during a grand cash prize handover in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Pesa’s Head of Core Products, James Sumari said that a total of 97,000 Wakalas participated in the promotion

“This is a seventh promotion of this kind to our wakalas where since we started up to now we have awarded more than 12,000 agents,” Sumari said.

“We have continued to see a strong response from our wakalas in these promotions and it’s our plan to keep giving back to them as we continue our journey together of advancing financial inclusion throughout the country,” he added.

According to Sumari, the March 2019 promotion also had eight grand prize winners from across the country, who have won extra cash prizes due to their overall performance during the entire campaign.

“We have selected two of the top best performers from each of the four zones and these are going to receive additional cash prizes” he said.

The grand prize winners awarded were Said Khatib from Zanzibar who won 2m/- and Mojelwa Mlinga from Dar es Salaam who got 1m/-. Others winners were: Harry Lwila from Lake Zone who got 2m/-, Khalfan Lully also from Lake Zone got 1m/-, Justin Mbazi from Northern Zone got 2m/-, Ferdinandus Rwegena also from Northern Zone got 1m/-, Asha Ramadhani from Southern Zone got 2m/- and Nelson Kobalyenda also from Southern Zone who received 1m/-.

“We are very happy to conclude this promotion on a high note, and we believe the cash prizes that we have awarded our wakalas will help them in their businesses or other areas of their choice,” Sumari noted.