Standard Chartered Bank, one of the leading banks in The Gambia in terms of financial indices, on Thursday gave some precious prizes to its customers, to stimulate, nurture and instill savings habits in them.
It was the third and first of three grand draws of SCB’s ‘With you all the way’ campaign, which started in February 2012 in which individual customers are rewarded for saving at least D10,000 into their accounts per month to stand a chance of winning any of the lofty and fabulous prizes given by the bank.
Held at the Standard Chartered Kairaba Branch, the three winners of the second monthly draw (held in April) received their prizes as follows: Yaya Conteh, a 6-month supply of free electricity; Adama Janneh, air-conditioning unit with free installation and free electricity bill for six months; and Ann Rivington, American-style side-by-side fridge freezer.
In a computer generated number raffle draw, Ansumana Camara stood out as the winner of the quarterly grand draw and as such could benefit from a scheme of food provision of about D10,000 per month starting from May to end of 2012.
“This is eight months of food provisions where every month the lucky customer can spend D10,000 on food, such as cooking oil, chicken, rice, and other food items,” said Olimatou Faal, corporate affairs officer of SCB Gambia.
The amount is enough to be spent on food every month, she added: “We are saying not only feed yourself from this money but also your neighbours.”
According to Ms Faal, this is the first time a campaign of such nature is happening in The Gambia where customers save and are rewarded in such a unique way. This gives customers the necessities that add value to their lives. “So keep saving with SCB and you will be rewarded for that,” she remarked.
Ousman Njie, Head of Consumer Banking at SCB, said the ‘With you all the way’ campaign is unique in the sense that it provides the basic needs of the customers.
SCBG chief financial officer Richard Ahulu said there are no losers in the ‘With you all the way’ campaign. “If you are yet to win a prize, then you still stand a better chance to win in the successive ones,” he assures customers.
“If any customers do not even win throughout the campaign you will still enjoy for saving with an international and reputable bank.”
The second part of the campaign, which will go on for three months, commences this month and the prizes include a set of 4 Ganillahs valued at D20,000; a 5.5KVA generator with six months of gas oil supply; and a shopping bonanza of D20,000 at Kairaba Shopping Centre or Batimat in Jeshwang.