Tigo Pesa Wakala in 160m/- windfall earnings

17Jun 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Tigo Pesa Wakala in 160m/- windfall earnings

THOUSANDS of Tigo Pesa Wakalas shared a handsome 160m/- in cash prizes during a month long promotion dubbed, ‘Wakala cash in promotion’ which was held in May.

Tigo’s acting Chief Officer for Financial Services, Angelica Pesha speaks at a past event. File photo.

In a statement, Tigo Tanzania Limited said over 2,000 of its mobile money agents countrywide shared the fortune last month as the company targeted to encourage them to boost sales and revenue.

The Tigo Pesa Wakalas who performed well by increasing their transactions got a chance to win cash prizes of up to 3.5m/-.

Speaking during a grand prize giving ceremony in Dar es Salaam during the week, Tigo’s acting Chief Officer for Financial Services, Angelica Pesha said the company appreciates the role being played by its agents hence the decision to come up with the promotion in order to reward them.

“This promotion not only reveals our continuous ambition to invest in the business but also demonstrate our determination in sharing the revenue with our partners,” Pesha said.

“Wakala cash in promotion is another chance to reward our Tigo Pesa Wakala’s with cash prizes and bonuses that we believe will motivate them to do even better in promoting the financial inclusion agenda in the country,” she added.

According to Pesha, there were also two top winners from each of the four zones in the country; Suleiman Hussein and Vicky Ibrahim from the Coast Zone, Peter Myovela and Stivin Katoto from the South Zone, Anton Masawe and Athuman Mbwana from the North Zone and Harry Lwila and Joseph Kabeba from Lake Zone.

“On top of the 2,000 Wakalas who won different cash prizes for their dedicated efforts, we have selected two of the top performers from each zone making a total of eight top performing Wakalas in the country who pocketed an extra 12m/- for their extra efforts,” the Tigo Chief of Officer noted.

Speaking after receiving his 3.5m/-, Suleiman Hussein expressed his appreciation for the recognition saying it will only encourage him to work even harder. “The promotion has really shown us how important we are as Tigo Pesa ecosystem players. Indeed, the harder you work, the bigger the benefits,” said Hussein.

O her part, Vicky Ibrahim who bagged 2.5m/- also expressed his happiness to get Tigo’s cash prize which indicates that the mobile phone services company appreciates her role. “Being a Tigo Pesa Wakala has given us women the opportunity to be self-employed and have good livelihoods. I would therefore like to welcome other women, who want to make a living or earn an extra income to become Tigo Pesa Wakalas,” Ibrahim said. 


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