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Awareness makes Youngest Millionaire in Sierra Leone. He is Eleven years Old Michael M.H. Bengah
By Awareness Times
Dec 21, 2005, 21:16
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11 year old Michael M.H. Bengah of 44 A Thunder Hill, Kissy yesterday, became the lucky winner of the Awareness Times' X-mas Bonanza raffle draw in Sierra Leone.

Young Michael Bengah bagged the Le1 million cash prize following an open and transparent raffle draw among over two thousand entries done by Mr. Edward Babatunde Blyden jnr., a special guest of the Awareness Times newspaper currently on holidays from London.

Receiving the cash prize from Awareness Times Editor-In-Chief, Mr. Sayoh Kamara, Michael Bengah a Class Six pupil stated in the presence of his father and elder brother that he was very much pleased and that the win is a surprise to him.

"I could not believe my ears when my father broke the news to me after he had received a call from Dr. Sylvia Blyden," Michael noted.

Michael explained that he has been a fan of Awareness Times newspaper since its inception and that he always asks his father to get him a copy of the newspaper.

Michael the Millionaire counting his cash yesterday at Awareness Times Office

"I just like reading the paper. When I come across any word or sentence that is difficult for me, I either ask my father or my elder brother for an explanation. But I think the paper is doing very fine. I like its objective stance on the issues it had reported so far," acknowledged Michael.

He thanked the Proprietress, Dr. Sylvia Blyden and the Editorial Team for providing the opportunity that has allowed him to bag Le 1 million at this X-mas season. "This is very good X-mas gift Awareness Times Newspaper has given to me and my family," Michael stated.

He however appealed to the Editorial Team to consider introducing a column for children.

"I wish to request on behalf of my colleague children that you provide a space in your paper specifically for children to be sending in their stories," Michael asked.

Michael's father, also thanked the Proprietress for introducing the raffle noting that "It is first of its kind in Sierra Leone".

He praised the objective nature of the paper and encouraged the Editorial Team to "continue the good work."

He assured that the money will be used to enhance the academic welfare of young Michael and also that a portion of the money will be used to help their household enjoy the X-mas season.

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