Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) male and female artist of the year, Big Ben and Chikune, are the official brand ambassadors for television licences across the country. The national broadcaster, NBC, officially launched its latest TV licence competition this week to coincide with the TV licence renewal period between 1 and 30 September.
According to the Broadcasting ACT, Act No. 9 of 1991, every person in Namibia who owns a television set must pay a television licence fee. With the launch of the competition, the broadcaster seeks to incentivise and reward loyal and paid-up TV licence citizens.
This year, lucky winners stand the chance of walking away with a weekly N$1 000 cash prize via the SMS competition. The ultimate grand prize winner will ride away with a red Suzuki AX 100 motorcycle custom-fitted with a lockable delivery box.
TV Licence PR and Marketing Officer Toucy Tjijombo has highlighted that the broadcaster wants to ensure that law-abiding citizens are duly rewarded with cash prizes as well as the grand prize.
“Each and every single Namibian who owns a TV set is compelled by law to pay a TV licence fee and we at the NBC would like to express our gratitude to those who have renewed their licences for 2016/17 already, as well as those who have been faithfully paying their TV licences throughout the years,” she said.
To stand in line to win, all Namibians have to do is be a paid-up TV licence holder for the year 2015/16 as well as 2016/17 and answer the question: Before the end of which month must all Namibians pay or renew their NBC TV licence? Plus, how much is the annual TV Licence fees for the different categories? The answer options are (A) 30 September, N$204 for non-pensioners; N$60 for pensioners; N$220 per TV set for businesses; (B) 28 February, N$104 for non-pensioners; N$60 for pensioners; N$220 per TV set for businesses; (C): 31 October, N$304 for non-pensioners; N$60 for pensioners; N$220 per TV set for businesses. Paid-up TV licence holders can SMS the keyword TVL, followed by the correct answer A, B or C to 66633. One SMS is charged at N$5. The official draw will take place beginning of November 2016.