Giving back to the community, Awoko Newspaper over the weekend gave fabulous prizes to numerous lucky costumers who won in its second raffle draw.
The draw was held at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Station (SLBS) at New England Ville in Freetown and was aired live on SLBS Television and on radio Maria, Sky FM, Bo, Kenema and Kono.
Martha Palmer clinched the star prize, which is a return ticket to London. The draw was made by the Awoko’s Deputy Editor, Samuel John, with a tab on the laptop computer to ignite the raffle software which shuffled over 80,000 entries. Luckily for Martha, her number popped up.
The announcement of that draw was shelved to calm the adrenaline of anxious customers until the end of the draws for over 25 other prizes which included a return ticket to Ghana and Gambia, mobile phones, cameras, wall clocks and savings accounts with an initial deposit of Le200 000 each.
It was the time to announce the star prize winner, her mobile phone number was called and this beautiful but suspecting voice answered the phone, asking “who is this?”
Nancy Bangura and DennisNelson Streeter, the Masters of Ceremony (MCs) took turns to give out the good news to Martha-”you have won … the return ticket to London”
They were greeted with a piercing shout of joy and disbelief and more shouting and jubilation. Martha sounded obviously happy, heaping praise on Awoko which she called “the best newspaper in the country which I always rely on for credible news.”
The Deputy Editor said that the 2006 Best Media House of the Year was happy to give back to the community and would continue to maintain standards in Journalism, as well as educate, inform and entertain its readers in a unique style of professionalism that is second to none. On behalf of the entire Awoko staff, Betty Milton expressed thanks and appreciation to the newspaper’s well-wishers and those partners that contributed prizes for the raffle especially BMI, Belleview, GTB, Cold Storage, Tigo and Brewery.