Western Union celebrates 20 years, doles attractive prizes


May 18, 2015 By Regina Pratt

Western Union Money Transfer says they are proud to celebrate 20 years of existence, sending to and receiving money on behalf of their valuable customers.

In Sierra Leone, Union Trust Bank, the first bank to act as agent for Western Union, was joined in the celebration by another agent, First International Bank, to dole out attractive prizes to their customers following a 20-day raffle draw, representing two decades of efficient service in the country, beginning 1 May to 20 May.

During the maiden draw held on Thursday, 14 May at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation, six people won prizes, including refrigerator, blending machine, micro-wave and rice cooker.

Popular actor, T.J. Cole, who served as moderator, called on Sierra Leoneans to do business with Western Union money transfer to send and receive monies from their loved ones, relatives and friends at home and abroad.

Cole said the ‘give away’ raffle items was a sign of appreciation to Western Union customers as the money transfer company celebrates 20 years of existence in Sierra Leone and Africa.

He informed viewers and listeners that customers would receive 5 kilograms of rice, 1 kilogram of sugar and 1 liter of cooking oil when they send or receive money from any branches of the Union Trust Bank or First International Bank in the country.

Mr. Cole informed lucky winners that they would be informed by publicity agents, Charter House at 16 Wellington Street, when to collect their prizes in a colorful ceremony.

The first six lucky winners of kitchen utensil are: Maxwell Barrie of 12 Sebatu Street in Bo, 079692500; Mustapha Bassey of 73 Old Railway Line in Bo, 030130973; and Jenifer Hughes of Majeneh Street in Bo, 076567555; all UTB customers.

Also, winners from FIB include: Zainab Bangura of 40 Queen Street, Waterloo, 079147532; Abubakarr Jalloh of Chief Compound in Lungi, 078128889; and Jeneba Palmer of 6 Jalloh Drive, Juba Hill in Freetown.

“Union Trust Bank Limited is a proud member of the universally trusted and innovative Western Union global operations and we became the sole authorized agent in Sierra Leone since inception of the bank in 1995,” an official said.