Third batch of Tigo Pesa wakala winners take home 6m/-

17Oct 2019
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Third batch of Tigo Pesa wakala winners take home 6m/-

THREE Tigo Pesa agents who emerged winners in a promotion that begun in September this year have been awarded some 6m/-.

The agents popularly who came from Zanzibar, Temeke and Ilala municipalities of Dar es Salaam received 1m/-, 2m/- and 3m/- cash prizes at a ceremony held in the commercial capital this week.

Tigo’s acting Chief Officer for Tigo Pesa, Angelica Pesha commended the winners saying they an important part of the mobile money platform.

“Firstly, I would like to acknowledge and commend all our agents for the significant role they play every day in servicing our customers across the country, secondly I would also like to specifically laud the three winners today, who have distinguished themselves amongst thousands of Tigo Pesa agents in the country,” Pesha said.

She revealed that the mobile money platform offers fully-fledged financial services to clients hence the promotion is one of the several activities created in a bid to drive the financial inclusion agenda across the country.

“As a company, we come up with different initiatives, whereby our agents across the country can engage in. We are proud of our contribution in driving the financial inclusion agenda, through Tigo Pesa, by making it possible for millions of Tanzanians to send and receive money and carry out several financial transactions,” the acting Tigo Pesa chief added.

The Tigo Pesa agents who were awarded included Suleiman Hussein from Zanzibar who 3m/-, Vicky Ibrahim from Temeke walked away with 2m/- while Anna Mosha from Ilala got 1m/-. Tigo Pesa is the domestic market ’s second-largest mobile money platform with over seven million registered customers and a growing network of over 50,000 merchants and around 100,000 mobile agents.

Through the promotion, Tigo Tanzania plans to give back to more than 100,000 agents across the country in the course of the next one month. Meanwhile Tigo Fiesta 2019’s Chemsha Bongo promotion has reached the country’s capital, Dodoma.

The annual Tigo Fiesta music festival which incorporates the Chemsha Bongo and other entrepreneurship activities will see one lucky winner walk away with a Renault Kwid valued at over 23m/-.

Marketing the mobile phone service company’s new product, SaiziYako, the annual event started in Mwanza last month and will climax in Dar es Salaam later this year.

“This festive season incorporates the Chemsha Bongo competition which is a way of our company showing appreciation to our customers who have been supporting us all the way,” said Tigo Tanzania’s Northern Zone Manager, Lilian Mwalongo during the launch ceremony.