MTN Ghana, through its Mobile Money (MoMo) Service, has rewarded Madam Rita Tetteh, a businesswoman who played a key role in its first MoMo television advert, with a two-bedroom apartment.
She played a convincing role in the advert, when MoMo was introduced in 2009 to attract hundreds of customers to believe in the service and sign onto it.
Madam Tetteh expressed gratitude to MTN for supporting her since she partnered them.
With tears of joy, she said: "I thank MTN, its management, and staff and I say may God bless them to continue to grow. I never expected this."
The reward was given at a "MoMo Agents Awards Night" ceremony held by MTN to reward hundreds of its agents across the country.
The ceremony saw five agents being rewarded with paid trips to tour Dubai and agent's kiosks, and others winning Motorbikes, and 32 to 49 inch television sets.
Among the agents were Bureau Bright Enterprise, Smart International Phone Shop, John Jeff Ventures, Jafel Communications, F.C.H Ventures, and Business Trust Ventures.
The ultimate prize winner, Mr Peter Kwame Kwadon, the Manager of Notable E-Solutions, was given a "2019 Hyundai Santafe" for contributing immensely towards the success of the MoMo Service.
In the 2018 Agents Awards ceremony, he received the second prize, a motorbike bike, however, his consistency and hard work won him the ultimate prize this year.
He thanked MTN for encouraging the agents to give out their best.
"Initially I was into sale of phone cards and printing, but when I realised MoMo was very profitable, I quit all other businesses to dedicate my entire time to it and I have never regretted it," he said.
He expressed gratitude to his customers, as he could have not been honoured without their corporation.
Mr Eli Hini, the General Manager of MTN Mobile Money Services, advised the agents to support customers to do transactions on their own.
"Try to desist from loading wallets for customers when they are far from you because it is a bad practice and could cause a lot of trouble."
On his part, customers should be treated like 'Kings and Queens' because they had the power to make or unmake a business, he urged the agents to exhibit the right customer service culture.
Mr Hini said MTN would get ready an insurance policy for its MoMo agents next year to enable them to work in comfort.
"However, it doesn't mean you should expose yourselves to risk by working late at secluded areas. You need to close early if you work at an unsafe place," he advised.