The deputy security director for Administration at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Monrovia office, James S. Jallah, and wife, Hannah Jallah, with other customers won a “Save & Win” promotion campaign from the First International Bank (FIBank) in Monrovia over the weekend.
“I haven’t participated in any raffle draw before or to have won a prize from somewhere, but this Fibank “Save & Win” Promotion has changed my experience when it comes to banking in Liberia.”
These were the words of Mr. Jallah when he was presented a symbolic round trip ticket to the United States of America by the FIBank Management.
Mr. and Mrs. Jallah clinched to the prize on Friday, February 13, 2015; following more than six months of deadlock after the presentation ceremony was marred by the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.
The couple and 14 others were on July 30, 2014, announced winners of the two-month promotion, which ran between June and July last year.
There were 11 other winners of mobile phones and one each of a 32-inch LED television, 2.2KVA generator and a refrigerator.
Mr. Jallah on behalf of the couple received the ticket before an audience of other winners, who received their prizes. The winners were accompanied by relatives and well-wishers inside the headquarters of the FI Bank on Broad Street in Monrovia.
Mr. Jallah said he and his wife were happy to emerge as winners of the grand prize of the lottery and pledged the couple’s lifetime banking with FI Bank.
Earlier in her mark, Monrovia City Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo, said it was a good thing that FI Bank had found as a way to give back to its customers.
“It is not every bank that wants to give back to our customers such valuable prizes,” she told the FIB management during the presentation ceremony.
Also speaking, the deputy managing director of bank, Rhonda Von Ballmoos, said the bank was grateful that it had encouraged people to save with them.
“I know that saving at the bank is good for all of us. We want to thank you for participating in our “Save and Win” promotion. We know that saving is very important for us. It is not everybody that can do it, but if you can, it is a good thing to do,” she emphasized.
FI Bank recorded a 30 percent increment in their customer database as the result of the “Save & Win” promotion.
Entry into the lottery was simple: customers were encouraged to keep a balance of US$500 and then US$100 or their respective Liberian Dollar equivalents.
The winners were the luckiest of all 7,191 customers qualified to participate in the draw on Friday.
The round trip ticket was provided by L’Aphie Travels and Tours, and one of the pairs could be traveling in two months from now to the United States of America.
Charles Wiah of Sinoe County won the giant-sized refrigerator provided by Haddid Electronics, while Edward Kanneh secured the LED 32-inch Samsung television also provided by Haddid Electronics.
Davida Bestman and Currina Toe finalized the last of the four grand prizes, when they won the 2.2 KVA generator that was provided by PowerTech.