Tigo on Friday morning made Emmanuel Niyosenga's day when he received a check of Frw 300,000 for school fees. The man from Ngororero district, who has three children of his own and an adopted one, was overcome with joy. "This is the best bonane, thank you Tigo."
The check was one of many prizes given away in the first round of Tigo's end-of-year 'Bonane with Tigo' promotion.They included the grand prize of a motorcycle, a flat screen television, mobile phones, and a number of vouchers in different categories. Three people won bus vouchers worth Frw 10,000, for example, and another three shopping vouchers.
Tigo also gave away seven Android mobile phones, one of which was won by Yani Ngendahimana, who expressed her excitement since she said she had always wanted to upgrade her phone. The week's grand prize, a motorcycle, went to Alex Akayeza, who was rather surprised since it was actually his wife who had used his Tigo subscription to participate in the promotion.
According to the entertainment category manager at Tigo, Carine Umurerwa, more prizes are to be won in the coming weeks. She said that while the promotion aimed in the first place at showing their appreciation for their customers, it also has a social responsibility aspect. "We want to give back to the community and we have given a father school fees for his children," she remarked.
The promotion is open to all Tigo subscribers, who simply have to send the word 'Bonane' to 250 to enter the draw.