FOURTEEN best performing EcoCash agents from the country’s 10 districts yesterday shared M30 000 in cash prizes in Econet Telecom Lesotho’s monthly Cash-in promotion.
Some of the lucky agents walked away with double or even triple prizes in the inter-district competition draw for July to September 2019.
The winners outperformed other EcoCash agents from their districts in an ongoing agent promotion which began in June 2019 and ends in March 2020.
The monthly prizes will be awarded until the end of the promotion when one EcoCash agent will drive away in a Toyota Hilux single cab vehicle worth M280 000.
EcoCash sales and distribution manager ‘Matikoe Letsie said the criteria used to enter the draw is based on the number of ‘cash-ins’ and transactions agents make monthly. The agents with the highest transactions enter the competition.
“There are so many things that Econet wants to achieve with this promotion besides ensuring that we bring services closer to the customers” Ms Letsie said.
Ms Letsie said the agent cash-in promotion motivates new and existing EcoCash agents to serve more clients while improving their chances of winning.
“Our EcoCash agent base has grown by 41 percent since the introduction of this competition which simply translates to more job opportunities for the unemployed and availability of EcoCash services to the customers” Ms said.
She added that EcoCash agents came in three categories namely super-agent, agent or sub-agent.
Econet public relations officer Puleng Masoabi explained that the requirements to register as a super-agent include a trader’s licence, a tax clearance certificate, an identification document and M30 000 capital to serve other agents.
“To become an agent, one must have a trader’s licence, a tax clearance certificate, an identification document and M1 000 to kick start the business. A sub-agent requires an identification document and M500 cash to start providing services to customers,” Ms Masoabi said.