Monrovia – The headquarters of Orange Liberia was a scene of excitement and jubilation on this 22nd of March as thirteen winners walked away with a various prize valued at thousands of United States Dollars.
Close to 100 winners have already walked away with prizes since the beginning of the “This is my time” or “Da ma tan” campaign on February 14.
“This is my time” is an SMS based quizzing game, which is being implemented by Orange Liberia in partnership Harbel Supermarket and Datalink in an effort to bring joy to hundreds of Liberians across the country.
Customers can enter and participate in the promotion by texting their name to 334 and thereafter answering simple questions to gain points towards prize items.
Communications Strategist Dr. Kimmie Weeks told journalists that the quiz questions are kept simple to ensure that the game is more fun and exciting.
The winner of the first of three vehicles, a Renault Duster SUV, Mr. Reuben Bier, from Buchanan in Grand Bassa County was the climax of the press conference as he shared an emotional story of his participation in the competition.
“I have never been so happy in my life,” said Mr. Bier “I am a money changer and never would have imagined owning an expensive car like this… how would it have been possible for me to buy a used car let alone an expensive new car?
However, with Orange today I am a proud owner of a car, and Orange has demonstrated that it is truly transforming the life of Liberians.”
Mr. Bier explained that while he was hopeful of winning, he had recharged a lot over the last several weeks and had begun to feel discouraged.
He told the audience: “I had put in several times credits in my phone to play and had started to get discouraged that I had not even won anything.
However each time I would feel discouraged, I would give myself hope and start to play again. Thank God, today I am a winner of a car.”
Presenting the car to the winner, the Chief Sales Officer for Orange Liberia Mr. Isaac Muthama congratulated Mr. Bier and noted that winners would come from across the country.
“We want our subscribers to know that no matter where they are in Liberia, we will make sure they get their prizes.
If they win the cash prize, we will send it immediately by Orange Money. If they win any of the other prize, we ensure that it gets to them rapidly,” said Mr. Muthama.
He went on to point out that the competition would continue until May and encouraged Orange subscribers to take advantage of the promotion to win one of the many prizes.
Earlier, Mr. Muthama, Noel Chateau, Chief Marketing Officer and Raymond Ben, Marketing manager at Orange, and Alexine Moulton PR Manager for Harbel Supermarket and DataLink, had presented their prizes to multiple winners: Mr. Philip W. Gmah won a motorbike, while Mohammed Momo and Famata Jacobs won flat screen TVs, Prince Wilson won a refrigerator, Wesley Massaquoi won a Tiger generator, Hummie Z. Gaye won an Air conditioner, Augustina Aryee won a pressure cooker and Roland D. Dahn won a Pressing iron.
On their side, Ojuku Smallwood and Morris Gaye won 300 United States Dollars transferred to their Orange Money accounts while Mark Broh and Henry Gbessie walked away with a 50 United States Dollars shopping voucher from Harbel supermarkets. After a happy group photo, all left Orange headquarters with their lives changed.