M Phakela and L Chafotsa
Vodacom Lesotho launched its competition, “Vodacom Fortunes”, in which a variety of prizes will be up for grabs on Friday at Sefika Shopping Complex.
The launch started with a convoy of vehicles led by five of the 10 Toyota Etios cars which will be won during the competition.
The procession started off outside the mobile communications company’s offices at Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) along Kingsway Road, passing the main circle to Setsoto Stadium and then made its way to Sefika Complex.
After the convoy’s arrival at Sefika Complex, groups of employees made their way to different Vodacom Centres in six districts in Maseru (LNDC, Pioneer Mall and Maseru Mall), Berea, Maputsoe, Butha-Buthe, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek.
According to Vodacom Lesotho’s Acting Brand Manager, Sekonyela Matamane, the competition is their way of giving back to the community that has shown them great support.
“As the year 2014 is referred to as ‘20-4tunes’, we are giving our customers the opportunity to transform their lives through the prizes that we will be giving away starting Monday.
“The competition is one of its kind because Vodacom subscribers enter for free as they just have to recharge their cellphones and convert the airtime into either calling, data or SMS bundles.
“There will be draws every weekday on different radio stations within the country on which the winner will be contacted.
“The winner will be asked to select a letter from the word Vodacom to find out what he or she has won.
“The giveaways, which are worth over M1 000 000, include 10 Toyota Etios, airtime and shopping vouchers. The draw for the cars will be held in two or three week intervals until the competition ends on September 30. Other prizes will be given every weekday,” Matamane said.
He further mentioned that although Vodacom Centres are only in six districts, they will have promotions in all the 10 districts during the competition and they are planning to have centres in all of them before the end of the year so as to bring services closer to the communities.