Kampala- Dembe FM, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group, has started rewarding its loyal listeners in a two-month promotion that seeks to create entrepreneurs in 2014.
More than seven lucky salon owners and workers on Friday won various hairdressing equipment from Genuine Electronics Limited.
The items included trimming scissors, barber scissors, hair clippers, combs, hair dryers, aprons, water sprayers, applicator brushes, paper towels and jerrycans of Shampoos.
Ms Robina Mulera Mbabazi (Bina Baibe), the Dembe FM promotions executive, said the give-back-to-listeners promotion is in line with the station’s slogan of “Music and Development” and confirms the radio station’s continued commitment to social welfare of its listeners.
“We have just started with salon owners and this year, we are aiming at empowering our listeners in different businesses,” she said.
Hajj Yusuf Sekandi of the Genuine Electronics Limited, which Dembe FM selected to offer the equipment to its listeners, was delighted for the opportunity and vowed to remain a faithful listener.
“I am delighted that I was chosen to supply these equipment. I met all the demands of Dembe FM to train all those who won in salon management, give advice and also supply quality products,” he said.
The winners said the equipment will help them expand or start new businesses in different areas and create jobs for other people.
Ms Annet Nalwoga, one of the winners, said: “I can’t believe that I am now going to expand my business, which I have been thinking about for a long time but had been hindered by capital.”
She added: “This is a good spirit that Dembe is showing. We will also continue to support them.”
Meanwhile, on Christmas Day, Daily Monitor, also a Nation Media Group subsidiary, rewarded its vendors for the continued support to the publication.