By Watchdog reporter
A woman in Gulu banked sh13.9 million, filled a voucher after to enter PostBank Uganda’s Win Big promotion which has been running since last year.
The woman’s name is Dorcus Chege. What she does was not readily available as she was announced in absentia. She didn’t also pick her phone when called by Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga who was the chief guest at the climax of the promotion which encouraged people to develop a saving culture.
Dorcus was a winner of the brand new Toyota Premio, the grand prize for the dramatic Win Big promotion.
The bank’s managing director Stephen Mukweli thanked PBU customers for trusting them with their money.
He however gave his listeners a reason why PBU was the right bank to save their money.
“We pay interest above inflation rate,” he said why money saved in PBU remains of meaningful value.
He added that promotions like Win Big was “a humble token of appreciation from Postbank Uganda to the savers”.
Speakers at the event which attracted regional winners who took home their motorcycles, televisions and smartphones, emphasized the need for saving.
“We are doing badly as a country in the savings culture,” said Bills Butodene, the emcee. “Only 4 million people hold accounts in the banks out of Uganda’s 40 million people.”
The entertainer of the evening, popular artiste Bobi Wine, said he began saving with PostBank when aged 12, and he was in Primary Six. He added that he still kept his account in the bank active.