It was a thrilling afternoon as Twelve (12) years old Angel Amara Fefegula won twenty-five thousand new Leones (NLe 25,000) during the UBA Kiddies Remittance Back to School promotion raffle draw held today January 12, 2024 at the UBA Head Office, Charlotte Street, Freetown.

The event was graced with journalists from various media houses (TV, Radio, Print, Bloggers) and was hosted Live on the UBA Sierra Leone Facebook page.

In attendance internally were Executive Management Committee members, Heads of Retail Banking, Remittance, Personal Banking, and the Marketing and Corporate Communication Team.

A short presentation on UBA Remittance business was done by Anthony Sam, during which he highlighted the remittance collection requirements, remittance channel (Africash, RIA, Western Union and MoneyGram) offered with key reference to Africash. Africash is UBA’s proprietary money transfer platform for both account and non-account holders. Africash is available in all the 20 African countries where UBA operates.

The Head, Retail Banking Anita Thomas presented on Kiddies and Teens account stating the documentation, age limit, benefits and encouraged parents to start the habit of saving for their kids to give them a head start in life.

For the sake of transparency, one of the journalists were invited to spin the wheel in which the winner of the NLe 25,000 scholarship- Angel Amara Fefegula was declared.

The journalist asked several questions around Africash, timeline for the availability of the winning prize in the winner’s account, Kiddies and Teens account which were adequately answered by UBA Staff present.

The Back to school remittance campaign started on August 15, 2023 and ended on December 31, 2023. All Kiddies and Teens account opened during this promotion were presented at the fortune wheel with only one person emerging as the winner.