The grand draw held over the weekend marked the end of a year-long promotional activities which has witnessed over 105 customers being honoured with gold prizes worth more than GH₵ 500, 000.00.
The officiating agency, National Lottery Authority, pronounced Festus Armoh Nweamah of Market Circle branch of Fidelity Bank in Takoradi as the ultimate winner and he earned a one kilogram 24 carat gold bar.
The second place went to Mary Tumpi of the Nungua branch, who also won a half kilogram 24 carat gold bar while Sezan Houenou Elisee of RidgeTowers branch took away a 250 grams 24 carat gold bar for placing third.
Seventeen other lucky customers received gold coins as consolation prizes amidst jubilation and endless clapping.
Mr Julius Debrah, the Chief of Staff, expressed gratitude to Fidelity Bank as being among the few financial institutions that aid needy communities and stayed true to their corporate social responsibility objectives.
He lauded the Bank’s passion to better the lives of Ghanaians and educating customers through financial literacy programmes and providing them with services to save and grow their money.
“When people are financially empowered, it reflects directly on the economic foundation of our beloved Ghana,” he said.
“When people are poor, our nation is poor, every organization that has a culture of rewarding customers, cares about the development and wellbeing of the people.”
Mr Edward Effah, the Managing Director of the Bank, said: “we owe all successes chalked to the loyalty of you, our customers and the selflessness of our employees.
“The Bank has reached significant milestones and affected lives positively in the communities in which we operate.”
He said the Fidelity Bank supported the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to establish a critical care fund with a seed money of GH₵ 50,000 to help support patients who cannot afford intensive and emergency health services.
The Bank also offered financial assistance to the New Horizon Special School for the construction a 12-seater biofil toilet facility for pupils and staff of the St Maurice R/C Junior High School, Mr Effah said.
Mr Julian Kingsley Opuni, the Divisional Director for Retail Banking at Fidelity Bank, also expressed appreciation to the Bank’s clients saying: “Our customers are the life blood of our success, we are delighted to have come to a successful and exciting [conclusion] of the ‘Save for Gold’ promotion.”
“As a dynamic indigenous bank, giving value to Ghanaians and all customers of the bank is something we deeply care about.”
He explained that the promotion was initiated to recognize and celebrate the excellent relationship the bank has nurtured with its customers over the years and reward them appropriately as well as help them develop a regular savings culture.
He urged the public to continue banking with Fidelity as it continues to work tirelessly to meet their banking needs.
The Fidelity Save for Gold promotion was a six-month saving mobilization campaign aimed at introducing positive saving habits through financial literacy among customers.