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Ecobank gives to grand raffle draw winners

Feb 10, 2014, 9:41 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Ecobank Gambia Limited Friday gave out prizes to three winners of its latest draw of the deposit mobilization campaign at a ceremony held at the bank’s headquarters on Kairaba Avenue.

Momodou Semega, who emerged as the first winner, went away with a return ticket to the UK, while Mustapha Sall, who emerged as second winner, and Modou Manneh, who emerged as the third winner, went home with a one-year school fees payment for any level and a Plasma TV respectively.

To qualify for the deposit mobilization campaign, Ecobank customers must deposit a minimum of five thousand to one hundred thousand dalasis and above (D5,000 – D100,000). The more customers deposit, the more their chances of winning.

Last year’s winners of the Ecobank deposit mobilization campaign also got a slice of the Friday presentation package by the Pan-African bank, as all of them went home smiling with beautiful and handsome prizes. 

The winners of the Friday draw were Bakary Gibba, who won a vacuum cleaner, Kaddy Bah a cheque for five thousand dalasi meant for weekend for two at the Coco Ocean Hotel, and Emmanuel Fangbele a five-metre cloth (Ganilla).

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Alagie Bai Ceesay, branch manager of Ecobank Kanifing branch, said the day marked another milestone in the history of the bank as it was coming to the end of the journey launched in May 2013 called the deposit mobilization campaign.

According to him, the campaign was launched to give customers incentives, motivate and encourage them to know very well that Ecobank belongs to them.

Noting that Ecobank is here to support Africa build a better continent, Ceesay called on customers to deposit more to have more chances of winning.

For her part, Fatou Jallow, head of domestic banking at Ecobank, highlighted the huge benefits customers can have by banking with Ecobank, saying “it is only with Ecobank that customers can use their ATM cards in thirty-five countries”.

She called on Ecobank customers to deposit more money to be the lucky winners as more and more surprises are in the pipeline.

Fatou Jallow also said the aim of the deposit mobilization campaign is to give back to their customers to encourage and motivate them to continue banking with Ecobank, which is a Pan-African bank and “one of the most reliable banks on the continent”.

She explained that any customer who deposit five thousand dalasis and above is qualified to take part, saying that every month there will be a raffle draw with three prizes to be given out.

Jallow further revealed that since the beginning of the campaign, Ecobank has realised significant achievement, particularly in increase in the number of customers and deposits.

She used the opportunity to thank their customers for their loyalty, saying the involvement of customers is key to the success of any bank.

In delivering the vote of thanks, Fatima Sonko, Ecobank Westfield branch manager, thanked their customers for the continued patronage.

“We are very much happy and would like to encourage you more to keep on depositing more money for a chance to win valuable items,’’ she said.