A resident of the Johnsonville Community in lower Montserrado County on Saturday, October 5, 2019, emerged as the first lucky winner of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Saving Campaign tagged “Save and Win.”
The winner, Lucia Johnson, who is believed to be in her 40s, and also a customer of the bank, was full of surprise as the management of the bank presented her a brand new motorbike at the Bank’s Red-light Branch.
The event which brought together other UBA Customers, the management of UBA and several marketers from the Red-light Market, created a huge boost to the UBA Brand in that environment and Liberia at large and was supervised by the National Lottery Authority.
Following the announcement of Madam Johnson as winner by the National Lottery Authority (NLA), the legal body responsible for all raffle draws in the country, other customers grew interest in the campaign, commending the Bank for the giving back to its customers and helping to encourage the culture of saving in Liberia.
UBA Liberia Managing Director, Olalekan Balogun, who presented the keys, explained that the promotion is meant to appreciate and encourage every Liberian to adapt the culture of saving.
He said, “One of the things that we are trying to do here today, is to show appreciation and to encourage a saving culture in Liberia.
“We find out that a lot of our people do not know that saving can provide benefits to people that usually save their income.
“So, today is one of those things that we are trying to do here and once you save with UBA you stand to benefit.”
According to Balogun, the Save and Win promotion is just the beginning for bigger opportunities for UBA customers. All you need to do is to save your money for the period, and you will stand a chance to benefit.”
In response, Ms. Johnson said the reward was a surprise. She said: “I feel very good. This is unexpected.”
Ms. Johnson then thanked the UBA management for the promotion and for helping to change her life.
Madam Johnson been a customer of UBA for the past two years and is running a small business.
The ongoing promo, which commenced on September 1, 2019, is expected to run till January 30, 2020, where the final winner will walk away with a brand new kehkeh (tricycle).
According to the Bank, every month, a lucky winner will be rewarded with one motorbike through a raffle draw and a kehkeh (tricycle) for the final draw, which totals to four motorbikes and one kehkeh (tricycle) for the entire period.
The criteria to participate in the draw is for all existing and new customers to deposit or build their account balance to US$300 or L$50,000 from the beginning of the month without withdrawing until the end of the month to automatically qualify to win a motorbike through a raffle draw. And to win a kehkeh, deposit and maintain the same amount of US$300 or L$50,000 to January 2020.
Those yet to be UBA customers can open a savings account in any of the UBA branches across the country, and start saving to stand a chance of winning.