… As 16-year-old schoolgirl wins N$250 000
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THE MTC SMS and Win competition officially ended this week, with a 16-year-old Gobabis schoolgirl among the 88 subscribers, who raked in a total of N$1.6 million in prize money.
The teenager, Izania Ndjamba, who won one of the four N$250 000 grand prizes, said at the prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday that she will open a business, in order to save up for her university fees.
The SMS competition, which started on 7 April and ended on 1 June, saw many hopeful subscribers texting several times, for the chance to win N$5 000, N$50 000 or N$250 000.
MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Manager, Tim Ekandjo, congratulated the winners and advised them to use the money wisely.
He further noted that MTC received over N$1.9 million SMSes, at a cost of N$3 each.
Ekandjo confirmed that there were a total of 88 winners, overall.
Another grand prize winner, Ndeshihafela Dumeni from Windhoek, said that she will pay off her bond and invest the rest of the money.
Cecilia Maria van Niekerk from Grootfontein, who is also a N$250 000 grand prize winner, expressed her gratitude, said she was glad to be taking money back to her town, to start a small business.
The only male grand prize winner, Erastus Shilongo from Windhoek, was overjoyed, and thanked MTC for the money.
Erastus has been a MTC customer since 2004.
Ekandjo added that the winners were selected randomly, in the presence of MTC auditors.
He also mentioned that there was one very unlucky person, who sent over 2 000 SMSes, and did not win anything.
MTC Chief Commercial Officer, Alvin Korkie, thanked the media present and congratulated the winners, before mentioning that this is the second time that MTC has gave away a large amount of money, before adding that there will be another exciting campaign running from next month.
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