FLASHBACK: Airtel Uganda Head of Usage and Retention, Nellie Mwandha handing over the car keys to Deborah Nabukenya a farmer from Nakasongola during the Airtel Mega Masappe draw.

Airtel Uganda has been hailed for positively impacting on their lives of several Ugandan families and communities through the Mega Masappe promotion, in which seven people have so far won cars.

The telecom company has been handing out five brand new motorcycles and five million shillings to winners every week for the past eight weeks, with more than 50 Ugandans riding off brand new motor bikes or taking home Shs1, 000,000 each.

Shafiq Kizito, a teacher at Lowell Girls School in Mpigi thanked Airtel Uganda for giving him the push he needed to expand his transport business.

“I have been saving every month to expand my transport business. Thanks to Airtel, I have added a brand new motor cycle to my business simply by loading airtime. I’m really grateful,” Kizito stated while receiving the key to his motor cycle from Airtel Uganda Human Resources Director Flavia Lwanga.

Unlike Kizito, some of the lucky winners were excited to start riding to work and eliminating the high transport costs that they incur every day, while the self-employed winners like Herbert Ddamulira – a resident of Bombo – were excited about having a means to transport their goods to and from their shops.

Michael Katabira, a student in his senior six vacation and one of the first winners in the competition, was quoted saying: “I am so excited and really grateful to Airtel. I am going to use this 1 million to pay my first semester tuition at campus.”

Speaking during the 7th car handover held last week, Airtel’s outgoing Managing Director Anwar Soussa reiterated the company’s stand towards the promotion.

“When we started this campaign, our aim was not only to reward our subscribers for their loyalty and dedication to our products and services, but also to change their lives for the better. I believe we are already doing this and we intend to keep rewarding subscribers until the promotion comes to an end,” Soussa stated.

Launched at the start of this month, the 90-day recharge promotion requires subscribers to opt into it by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 to opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.

Daily and weekly prizes will continue to be given away every Friday for the entire duration of the promotion.