Ernestina Sarfo (2nd left) and Leticia Adjei Twum (5th right) with officials of the bank and promo partners (inset: Ernestina and Leticia)
Access Bank’s family promotion, which started in July last year, climaxed in Accra last Friday, as the final batch of winners took home amazing and life-changing prizes.
With over 60,000 new and existing customers participating and over 2,000 being rewarded, the Family promo, which is the first of its kind in Ghana, has recorded phenomenal success in achieving its objective of improving a healthy savings culture in the country.
Leticia Adjei Twum and Ernestina Sarfo, a trader and midwife respectively from Adum in Kumasi, who formed the Tinalet family, emerged as ultimate winners in the mega draw, taking away a whopping GH¢150,000 cash.
Expressing their excitement during the short ceremony, the sisters said: “This is an unbelievable surprise because we didn’t expect to win when we decided to participate, but we are happy to be the winners today. Through this promotion, we have learned the useful habit of putting away small sums of money to save and this has indeed paid off immensely. We shall definitely recommend Access Bank for anyone who wants to save to secure their future.”
Leticia and Ernestina further indicated that they will support their mother to complete her building project while Leticia invests in her trading business. Ernestina, on the other hand, wants to further her education with her share of the money.
The lucky family was drawn together with seven other customers in the individual and family category.
The winners took away prizes, including holiday trip, shopping spree vouchers and educational scholarships.
Dzrich Enterprise was one of the big winners in the SME category, taking away a cash prize of GH¢20,000 while 15 others received desktop computers, fire proof safes, printers and counting machines.
Presenting the cheque of GH¢150,000 to the ultimate winners, Managing Director of Access Bank, Dolapo Ogundimu, said Access Bank will continue to encourage the public to save.
He also stated that the bank’s financial inclusion agenda was aimed at helping to improve the lifestyle of customers.
Head of Personal Banking at Access Bank, Matilda Asante-Asiedu, also used the occasion to thank customers of the bank for participating in the promotion.