Church minister's wife gets Ford Ranger

By David Mala 14 January 2022, 6:55PM

The wife of a church minister from Leulumoega Tuai is the winner of a $150,000 fully kitted brand new Ford Ranger courtesy of a Digicel Samoa promotion.

Tiresa Mataafa, 64, who is a member of the “Taulogologo i le upu a Le Atua” (faith by hearing) church had her name drawn on Friday and walked away with the brand new four-wheel-drive vehicle after the presentation.

In an interview with the Samoa Observer after the announcement and presentation, Mrs Mataafa said the church is currently in the middle of construction work and they needed more vehicles for logistics.


“We have discussed the need of having more vehicles, we have vehicles but we need more cars for our growing ministry and clearly today God has answered our prayers,” she said.

Digicel Samoa C.E.O. Seiuli Deepak Khanna expressed his gratitude to the prize winners and all their loyal customers and clients and thanked the people of Samoa for continuing to support Digicel throughout this promotion.

“The Ford Ranger is the latest released Ford Ranger model within New Zealand. “Tiresa takes home the grand Digicel Samoa prize – a brand new Ford Ranger worth $150,000,” he said at the presentation ceremony.


According to the Digicel Samoa C.E.O. his staff were overwhelmed with 200,000 entries received during the promotion, while emphasising that it will not be the last time to win a grand prize from the company.

In order to win the brand new vehicle, Digicel customers had to purchase phone credits for $10 tala or more with the customer’s name entered into the draw for every $10 tala purchased. There were also other prices on offer in the promotion run by the telecommunication company with the total value of the electronic prizes, cash prizes, vouchers, brand new PS4s and games and Ford Ranger put at $300,000.


There were 47 lucky winners who won different prizes throughout the 10 weeks period and the one grand lucky winner who won the ultimate prize, the Ford Ranger.

Digicel Samoa employer Toalepai, who was the master of ceremony at the Friday prize presentation ceremony, said the promotion had been running for 10 weeks.

“This promotion has been going on for 10 weeks and I am sure everyone has been impatiently waiting on the note of finding out the results of today's draw, finding out who will take home the grand prize,” he said

By David Mala 14 January 2022, 6:55PM
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