February 11, 2016 By Regina Pratt
Western Union Money Transfer, which is operated by six banks in the country – Union Trust Bank, First International Bank, Ecobank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank and Skye Bank – has ended their “Tok For Free” promotion this Tuesday by distributing mobile phones and recharge units to lucky winners.
The event, held at Charter House, 16 Wellington Street in Freetown, was chaired by actor/broadcaster T.J. Cole.
He said 94 lucky customers won and received mobile phones and recharge units as prizes.
Osman Conteh, who spoke on behalf of Western Union, said that while the banks implemented the promotion, Charter House gave guidance on how to go about the promotions.
“Western Union through their agents spent thousands of dollars as a give back to their customers in appreciation for doing business with them,” he said
He called on the lucky customers to encourage their friends, families, business partners and loved ones to continue doing business with them.
Ramatulai Barrie from UTB said they were the first bank to operate Western Union Money Transfer in the country some 20 years ago.
Radiatu Bah of FIB said the bank was giving back to their customers and encouraged the latter to do business with the bank, while Mennah Kargbo from Ecobank praised their customers for helping the banking system in Sierra Leone move forward.
A representative from Access Bank said they were happy to participate in the draw because of their customers, while Sia Yamba from Skye Bank said the bank gives priority to their customers.
A Zenith banker appealed to the customers to continue doing business with the bank, while one of the winners, Thomas Koroma from Yonibana, said he was happy to have received a phone and recharge units from Western Union Money Transfer.