Mr Haruna Muhammad , CEO of Quicktel Ventures in Buipe of Savannah Region , has been crowned the winner of the MTN MoMo Agents Awards 2020 in the Northern Business Sector .
Mr Muhammad wins a 2020 Toyota Rush 4×4 car as his Prize.
The 2020 Northern Sector MoMo Agents Awards rewarded distinguished agents and merchants of the mobile money financial service in the Ashanti , Bono, Bono East , Ahafo and the five Northern regions with prizes ranging from televisions sets, motorbikes and cash prizes.
The company was awarded a brand-new Toyota 4×4 Rush SUV, 2020 edition, at the colorful event held at the Golden TulipKumasi City in the Ashanti region last Saturday.
Speaking to the media after the presentation, the GeneralManager for Mobile Money Limited at MTN Ghana, Eli Hini, explained that the awards ceremony is targeted at celebrating the hard work and efforts of their agents and merchants, promoting the mobile money agenda and a cash-lite financial system, nationwide.
“This exercise is very important and that’s why you see that we’ve attached a lot of importance to the event.
We’re here to show appreciation to our agents who have been with us throughout the beginning of the business.”
“MTN MoMo is ten years and still counting and so we believe that these are ways, by which we can show appreciation to our agents who have worked so hard.
During Covid-19, it was tough; some places were on lockdown and we all know what happened, it was difficult to move around but these agents were very resilient, they showed a lot of commitment and continued to serve customers.
They were the ones actually driving the financial service industry within the country and so we applaud them and we need to continue to show and demonstrate to them, how much their business and efforts mean to us”, he added.
Quicktel Manager, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, expressed appreciation to Management of MTN Ghana for the award, indicating it would motivate him to work harder.
He also heaped praises on his customers for patronizing their service.
In all 270 businesses were selected in the Northern sector for the awards; 120 agents; 50 mobile agents and 20 merchants. Also, other prizes included LG LED 43 inches television sets, cash prizes, motorbikes, mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.
Mr. Hini, however, cautioned those who have been engaging in mobile money fraud to desist from it, indicating Management had received a lot of complaints from their customers and guilty agents would have their licenses revoked and the appropriate sanctions meted out to them.
He also urged customers to be vigilant and report any fictitious transactions.
“We’re working seriously to regulates the system and so if you’re suspicious about some activities, kindly report to 1515 or 419. Every good system is as good as the weakest link in the chain; therefore, our customers have to step up their role. We’ve said that keep your PIN a secret; it means that nobody should call you under any circumstance and you give your PIN away.”
The MTN MoMo Awards was under the theme “Celebrating Our Heroes” .