A 65-year-old Liberian architect has emerged as the winner of the Western Union Money transfer raffle draw.
Mr. Edwin K. Flomo, a resident of the Logan Town Community, won a modern Eurostar Decoder and a 43-inch Plasma TV. He had received a US$50 money transfer from an oversea family.
His prizes were awarded to him Thursday, June 5, at the First International Bank (FIB) Liberia Limited head office branch on Broad Street.
He emerged lucky winner of the raffle draw after his ticket was selected from among hundreds of tickets that were placed in the draw.
Making remarks at the presentation, C. Melvin Tarquio, head of Banking Operations at FIB noted that his institution is in the business of creating an opportunity for it many customers to win as well as encourage them to save with the bank.
According to him, Mr. Flomo was lucky among many of their customers, who received money from their relatives and family from oversea through Western Union/First International Bank in Duala, Bushrod Island during the raffle period, which was the whole of May 2014.
“As you can see the TV and Decoder and others that are associated with the prizes, Flomo was fortunate to win them from our Duala, branch,” he said.
He added that the bank wants to make it known to its customers that FIB is in the country to help Liberians and other business partner that are banking with them.
Making the presentation on behalf of the board and managing directors of FIB and particularly the Western Union Department, deputy manager for operation has meanwhile lauded Flomo for winning fabulous prizes like this.
Mrs. Rhoda Von Ballmos also urged him to use the items for wisely.
Receiving the items, Mr. Flomo thanked the FIB family and promised that he would use his awards wisely.
He said the items came at time, where his children go out in the community looking for football game to watch.
“I’m going to use it directly for them because they have suffered too much and I am grateful to God and My friend who send me the money through FIB,” he declared.
However, Mr. Flomo promised FIB family that he is going to open another bank account with them.
FiBank Liberia Limited is duly licensed by the Central Bank of Liberia as a Commercial Bank and a leading financial services provider in the country.
The bank has also expanded its operations to eight branches and five MoneyGram and Western Union Retail Outlets in the capital suburbs and in the provinces.
FiBank Group, which has banking and insurance subsidiaries in four other African countries namely: The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.