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Lady wins D1M SCB investment account

May 3, 2011, 2:28 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh & Abdoulie Nyockeh

Caroline Brown, a Nigerian lady, on Saturday matched out of the Standard Chartered Bank with a smiling face after winning D1million Investment Account at the SCB raffle mega draw held in Banjul.

The official draw was witnessed by senior bank officials, officials from QCell GSM company and journalists.

Speaking at the official ceremony, Standard Chartered Bank MD/CEO Humphrey Mukwereza, congratulate all that received a prize for "this very exciting campaign".

He added that they had made several draws over the last few months, where people from various walks of life won beautiful and wonderful prizes.

"The prizes are very useful and they will be prizes that people will benefit from in their daily lives," he said, adding: "For the grand winner of the one million dalasis, we know that they are going to do something good and great with that money."

Mr Mukwereza added that the competition was designed for customers doing business with the bank.

"We also play our small part encouraging the culture of saving which we have seen growing over the last couple of months."

He therefore urged all their customers to participate in the launch of their new campaign in the near future. "I would like to thank QCell for the prizes they have provided which are wonderful prices," MD Mukwereza said.

For her part, Ramou Njai Loum, Head of Marketing, gave an overview of the event, saying: "Throughout the month of April, we have been celebrating customer chartered month and today's ceremony has marked the closing of our customer chartered month. "In Standard Chartered we are trying to put our customers at the heart of everything we do; in fact one of the principles of customer charter is, we would reward our customers for their overall relationship with us."

She added that the campaign concept was designed purposely to fulfill their promise to customers, noting that their determination "is to give" their customers the chance to participate in the campaign. "So we decided to reward each customer with one entry for every D10,000 deposit made into either an existing or newly opened account.

"We also included all our customers who had deposit with us before the campaign by giving the entries into our draws. All of these we have done just to ensure that we involve them in the campaign."

She noted: "This is a clear proof of Standard Chartered Bank's commitment to bringing here our customers and to be here for good. We have so far six monthly draws where we have given out five attractive prices for winners of each of these draws."

She added that thirty of their customers benefited from the very attractive monthly prizes.

According to her, the prizes range from QCell laptop, to UAB Dater card, TVS QCell Muslim phones and other materials.

QCell was the main sponsor of most of the valuable monthly prizes, she said, adding that QCell also provided them with thousands of sim cards.

Anam Jah, marketing manager of QCell, said: "We are very glad to be here to be part of this laudable initiative where you are changing someone's life.

"This was done last year and has been done this year too; so in QCell this is what we believe in, in changing someone's life. We commend Standard Chartered for this initiative. We think Standard Chartered and QCELL are the same. What we want to see is to build a better partnership."

She also commended SCB customers and congratulated winners of the draw.