For the last three months, Ernest Mwoya, 30, has been receiving frantic phone calls from his two children asking when their television set would light up again.
Mr. Mwoya, who works as an Army officer at Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil has had a disturbing three months from when the analogue TV switch off was effected in his home town, Busia.
“I never considered it a priority to get a set-top box till the kids came home for holiday,” said Mr. Mwoya
“I went into the Armed Forces Canteen at Nakuru’s Kenyatta Barracks and asked for a GOtv decoder as it was the most popular with my colleagues in the camp,” he added.
It has been two weeks of excitement for Mr. Mwoya’s family whose kids have already become fond with GOtv programming.
“My kids now enjoy seeing animal shows on Nat Geo Wild and they are also falling in love with cartoons and numerous other local programmes,” he said.
Mr. Mwoya is the seventh winner of one million shillings prize money in the ongoing GOtv Dunga Milli competition that is now in its 8th and final week. The competition is rewarding Kenyans on a daily and weekly basis for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content.
The over joyed GSU officer said that the prize money will enable him engage in income-generating activities that will supplement his monthly salary.
“I’m planning to delve into the real estate sector by constructing some rental houses,” he said.
In addition to the one million prize money, there are also daily draws where every GOtv buyer stands a chance to win prizes of Sh15, 000, airtime plus annual GOtv subscriptions.
The GOtv Kenya General Manager Felix Kyengo said the campaign has been succeeded in helping more Kenyans go digital to experience the quality and variety in programming.
“We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming. As a true migration partner and a leader in the digital arena it is important that we play a pivotal role towards accelerating Kenya’s digital migration process. For a special price offer of only Sh1, 399, including 2 months GOtv Plus subscription, Kenyan’s can enjoy the best international and local programming,” added Mr Kyengo.
GOtv subscribers are spoiled for choice with a selection of channels including news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies. GOtv channels are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs.
Channels include; Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, SuperSport Select 1 and 2, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, eTV Africa, ZEE World, Disney Junior in addition to local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV to mention but a few.
GOtv now covers over 30 cities in its pursuit to enable the government to achieve a speedy migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.
For more info on GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your decoder, visit the website.