Airtel to give away shs1.5bn to mobile money users

Airtel to give away shs1.5bn to mobile money users


Airtel Uganda on Monday launched a mega mobile money promotion dubbed ‘money after money’.

Through its mobile money company, Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited, the telecom company has sunk in shs1.5 billion aiming at rewarding its customers and agents for using Airtel money. The promotion will run for next three months.

“Airtel prides in having the most affordable rates for mobile money, with a secure platform offering our customers convenience as they transact in Uganda and across borders. Amidst the pandemic, we have continued to see our customers transact and this is the time to reward them as we get into the festive season,” Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Manoj Murali noted.

To participate in the promotion, the company said customers will be required to use Airtel Money services for transacting or use the My Airtel application on their phones to send money, deposit, withdraw, pay bills, international money transfer, buy airtime and  mobile banking .

Consequently, 100 customers will each win shs100,000 daily, 20 agents will also get shs100,000 daily whereas 10 customers will win shs10 million per month and 10 agents will get shs2 million each, monthly as part of the promotion in which the company has sunk shs1.5 billion in three months.

“For us to stay true to our commitment of offering relevant services to our customers for their day to day communication needs, it means that we must continue to innovate and introduce products and services that align with what our customers and the market need,” Manoj added.

The telecom company however warned customers against falling prey to fraudsters who might target them.

“The only Airtel number that will call winners is 0200100100,” officials said.