After the promotion, which gave some 46,000 people already on Limey and prospective social media users the opportunity to download the Limey App on Google Play Store for Android users or Apple store for iPhone users, three top winners emerged. Others won prizes like a one-year unlimited internet service.
The grand prize winner, who leaves very soon on a 5-day trip plus spending cash for two to Accra, is a second year student of the College of Theology and Management reading Community Development.
She says she has been very active on Limey, the social media network specifically designed to serve the Sierra Leone market with features that promote family ties and real friendships beyond virtual meetings and acquaintances.
Hawanatu is a social media enthusiast and one of three top prizewinners. The two others Salaymatu Sesay, has a dinner for two at the prestigious Radisson Blu while Emmanuel Morrisongrabsan all-expense paid weekend for two at the exquisite resort in a serene place outside Freetown called The Place.
Explaining the process that produced and crowned the top winners, Digital Marketing and Sales Specialist, Mohamed Sheriff Bah, told a battery of journalists that the raffle draws, held in the full glare of viewers on Star Television, were transparent and fair.
“Limey is the trendiest social community and social media platform we have launched to bring people together. Once signed up a user can search for other members in a town or city, members with similar interests or set up a group to discuss with like-minded people, chat, listen to music and watch videos on the go from the best artists in Sierra Leone”, he explained.
Also, apart from the internet connectivity they provide to hundreds of thousands of individuals and institutions, he said they have endeavoured to reach the under-served communities to foster commerce, health, education and e-governance. Very soon, he added, they would be in other parts of the country.
Earlier, the company’s Marketing Manager, David Kpakima, told the press conference that: “Onlime has established the Limezone Wi-Fi initiative, with spots strewn across the city, to focus on accelerating the national pace of internet connectivity. We developed, tested and launched small-scale network architectures using an entrepreneurial business model that gives small and medium-sized enterprises the opportunity to operate a Wi-Fi”.