SIX retailers of Vodafone Ghana in the Brong Ahafo Region have won prizes of branded items of the company ranging from ‘T’ Shirts, baseball caps, umbrellas, bags, jackets, mobile phones, bicycles and tables in the Vodafone promotion draw for retailers for the months of July and August, 2009, held at Berekum.
Mr John Damoah of Berekum, who won the first prize for the August draw, was presented with a bicycle, a mobile phone, a jacket, ‘T’ Shirts and baseball caps at the venue for the draw, while Mr Q.D. Feli of Yeji in the Pru District and Madam Doris of Kwame Danso in the Sene District who were not present at the draw, would also receive a bicycle and Vodafone branded souvenirs, respectively.
Mr Matthew Akolu of Bator Line at Prang in the Pru District, won the first prize for the July draw, while Madam Agnes Awuah of Area Three and Josephine Kuffuor opposite the Cocoa House both in Sunyani won the second and third prizes, respectively.
People who entered the draw and had their coupons picked earlier but had their mobile phones switched off, and could therefore not be reached via the numbers they had written on the coupons, were disqualified.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Head of Chain and Marketing of Vodafone Ghana, Mr Ekow Blankson, said the promotional draw for retailers of Vodafone Ghana was part of many products designed to reward loyal customers nationwide.
He added that the draw was also a way of generating employment for the people as one needed to purchase Gh¢20 worth of Vodafone Ghana products to become a retailer and that also qualified the person to enter the draw.
Mr Blankson said the final draw for the promotion would be held in November, this year and the prize to be won is a Mistubishi Pick-up vehicle, saying the retailers’ promotion was different from the consumers’ one whose prize for the grand draw was a house at Trassaco Valley in Accra.
He stated that the promotion was also to encourage and grow its retailers into distributors, adding that the company had targeted to expand its customer base in the retail sector to 150,000 by the close of the year.