UBA announces winners of “Awoof” promo
The United Bank of Africa (UBA) Ghana has held the final draw of the “Awoof” promotion which saw seven lucky customers rewarded.
The ultimate winner, Anthony Mensah from the Madina branch, won the furnished three-bedroom house in East Legon Hills at stake.
Six other winners whose names emerged during the raffle won GHS20,000 each. They are Elizabeth Kumah of the Dzorwulu branch, Gerald Amankwa Ansong from Teshie, Vanessa Bediako from Tamale, George Obeng from Tanoso, Lin Fengzhu from the Accra Central branch, and Michael Dzadzah of the Aflao business office.
Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, Managing Director and CEO of UBA Ghana, stated that after being in operation for the past ten years in the country, the promo was a way for the bank to show appreciation to its customers.
Additionally, she noted that it is another strategic move to encourage savings and investment.
“This is to say thank you to our cherished customers, without whom we wouldn’t have been in existence. And as we celebrated our tenth anniversary somewhere last year, this serves as a token of appreciation.
There is a saying that any country that wants to develop must encourage investment, and for UBA, we think that we need to encourage the populace to increase their investments. We want to teach people to invest, and not spend all their disposable income.
So, it is also to promote the national agenda of savings because it is by savings that we can develop the country,” she said
The nine-month long promo, according to the MD, cost the bank over GHS2million, and must be regarded as a distinct and laudable one.
The “Awoof” promo which was launched last year, was essentially designed to reward loyal customers of the bank. It required a customer to open an account or reactivate a dormant account with a minimum of GHS200 deposit to qualify them to participate.
In all, there were about 750,000 entries for the promo. And aside the grand prizes set aside for the final draw, a number of lucky winners grabbed GHS10,000 each during the quarterly draws, while others won consolation prizes such as television sets, air conditioners, and online shopping vouchers.
The three-bedroom town house was provided through a mutual partnership agreement that the bank signed with Mobus Property Holding Limited, a real estate development company.
Touching on the bank’s performance in the first quarter of the year, Ms. Bawuah told the B&FT on the sidelines of the event that: “It has been good for us, but we wish we had done better”, hoping that by the end of the year, the bank will exceed our target.
She further assured of the bank’s readiness to continue sharing its revenue with customers as long as the bank keeps operating and making profit, urging customers to continue saving with the bank, and potential customers to come on board.
Mrs Abiola Bawuah, MD/C.E.O, UBA Ghana