ECONET Telecom Lesotho (ETL) hosted a one-day golf tournament on Friday to mark the launch of its newly introduced Econet Business unit.
The tournament was held at Maseru Golf Course.
The tournament saw the pair of Vivian Mo and Masuhla Leteka being crowned champions tied on 47 points. In second place was the pair of Sa Li and Mohau Mochebelele tied on 41 points.
Khotso Mothebesoane and Zhou Hong Wei, with 41 points apiece, came third.
Leteka said he was excited about the victory as he did not expect it. The victory was his also his first this year.
“I am a senior golfer having played the sport since 2002 and have won several tournaments,” Leteka said.
“However, I did not see today’s win coming. I was just enjoying myself and playing.
“I am happy to have won because I have been winning at least two tournaments annually. Covid-19 is deterring us from competing outside the country, so I am happy to have won the tournament.”
He also lauded Econet for the initiative and called on other companies to emulate the telephony giant and improve their service delivery.
Econet General Manager Sales and Services, Lebohang Ramaisa explained that Econet Business would focus on providing digital solutions for businesses.
“Econet Business is a new unit within ETL focusing on providing digital solution to businesses,” Ramaisa said.
“Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, working from home from has been a prominent trend, so we have also catered for doing business from home because people no longer do businesses only from their offices.
“Therefore, the event was meant to showcase and bring awareness to the public regarding digital offices and digital transformation as well as telling people about other things we are doing to enhance our service experience.”
In the next few weeks, he said they would continue exhibiting the business unit with stalls in different places to help the public get a better understanding of the service, he said.
He however, said the Econet Business Golf Tournament will be an annual event.
“We decided to launch the unit through a golf event because golf is a business sport, therefore, it was the right decision. Again, because we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we avoided using contact sports.”