first_imgLucia Johnson, a customer of the Bank, was taken by surprise as the management of the bank presented her a brand new motorbike at the bank’s Red Light branch.As part of efforts aimed at expressing appreciation to its loyal customers while engendering a good savings culture in the country, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) on Saturday, October 5, 2019, awarded one of its customers with a brand new motorbike in its savings promotion, “Save and Win.”The winner, Lucia Johnson, a customer of the Bank, was taken by surprise as the management of the bank presented her a brand new motorbike at the Bank’s Red Light branch.The event, which brought together other UBA customers, the management of the bank, as well as several business people from the Red Light Market, was supervised by the National Lottery Authority.Following the announcement of Madam Johnson as the winner by the National Lottery Authority (NLA), the legal body responsible for all raffle draws in the country, other customers grew interested in the campaign, commending the Bank for giving back to its customers and helping to encourage the culture of saving in Liberia.UBA Liberia Managing Director Olalekan Balogun, who presented the keys, explained that the promotion is meant to appreciate and encourage every Liberian to adapt to a culture of saving.He said, “One of the things that we are trying to do here today is to show appreciation and to encourage a saving culture in Liberia.“We found out that a lot of our people do not know that saving can provide benefits to people that usually save their income. So, today is one of those things that we are trying to do here and once you save with UBA you stand to benefit,” he added.According to Balogun, the Save and Win promotion is just the beginning of bigger opportunities for UBA’s customers. All you need to do is to save your money for the period, and you will stand a chance to benefit.”In response, Ms. Johnson said the reward was a surprise, adding: “I feel very good. This is unexpected.”Ms. Johnson then thanked the UBA management for the promotion and for helping to change her life.Madam Johnson has been a customer of UBA for the past two years and is running a small business. The ongoing promo, which commenced on September 1, 2019, is expected to run until January 30, 2020, where the final winner will walk away with a brand new kehkeh (tricycle).According to the Bank, every month, a lucky winner will be rewarded with one motorbike through a raffle draw and a kehkeh (tricycle) for the final draw, which totals to four motorbikes and one kehkeh (tricycle) for the entire period.The criteria to participate in the draw is for all existing and new customers to deposit or build their account balance to US$300 or L$50,000 from the beginning of the month without withdrawing until the end of the month to automatically qualify to win a motorbike through a raffle draw.And to win a kehkeh, one would need to deposit and maintain the same amount of US$300 or L$50,000 until January 2020. According to the bank, those interested in joining UBA can open a savings account in any UBA branch across the country, and start saving to stand a chance of winning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000At 5ft 2in and weighing just 105lb, Wanheng Menayothin is shorter and leaner than Floyd Mayweather but his powerful punching has earned him the nickname ‘dwarf giant’ © AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHABANGKOK, Thailand, May 1 – After a career laden with belts, cash and kudos, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr retired undefeated over 50 fights — but his flawless record faces an unlikely challenge from an obscure Thai fighter known as the “dwarf giant”.At 5ft 2in (1.57m) and weighing just 105lb (47.6kg), minimumweight Wanheng Menayothin is shorter, leaner and significantly less wealthy than Mayweather, who briefly emerged from retirement last year to fight MMA star Conor McGregor for a $100 million purse. If Wanheng triumphs on Wednesday afternoon he will equal Mayweather’s feat of winning 50 successive fights.His WBC minimumweight belt is on the line against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada.The fight, to be held outside the town hall of second-tier Thai city Nakhon Ratchasima, has none of the glitz or pay-per-view pull of a Mayweather bout in Las Vegas.But still Wanheng will enter boxing lore with victory — and, at 32 years of age, has time to go one better and match the 51 wins, one draw and no losses set by Mexican flyweight Ricardo Lopez.It is not just the box office power that differentiates Mayweather from the Thai, who turned to the ring at the age of 12 as a path out of poverty.While the prelude to Mayweather fights was defined by hype and trash-talking, Wanheng has adopted a more karmic approach.“I’m not feeling pressured, you win and you lose, and that’s the nature of sports,” he said at his gym in Bangkok a few days before defending his title.But he said he had trained hard with the aim of “equalling Floyd”.Nicknames also capture the difference between the pair.– Numbers game –In addition to “Money”, the American fought under the moniker “Pretty Boy” and “The Best Ever”, tags he still rolls out on a Twitter profile boasting more than eight million followers.With Wanheng, it’s more complicated.Fighters in Thailand often compete under the label of their gym, which is where his second name Menayothin — the name of his Bangkok gym — comes from.His legal name is Chayaphon Moonsri, while his most widely used nickname is the “dwarf giant” because of his small stature and powerful punches.But the boxer also fights under the alias “Five-Star Grilled Chicken” as part of sponsorship deal with Thai food giant CP Chicken.Should Wanheng win on Wednesday his name will enter the record books, but with an asterisk of sorts.Wanheng says he has trained hard with the aim of ‘equalling Floyd’ © AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHAHe has fought mostly low-profile Asian challengers on his home turf in Thailand.His rivals have been a mixed bag — one last year had 44 losses, while another in 2014 had 24.In December he tied Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 tally with a win over Japanese contender Tatsuya Fukuhara.Mayweather, meanwhile, had a much tougher ride defeating some of the sport’s all-time greats, including Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya.The welterweight has 27 KOs to Wanheng’s 17.“With respect to Wanheng he’s never beaten anyone of note. In the west this fight will be nothing more than a trivial pursuit question,” Anson Wainwright, a boxing correspondent for The Ring magazine, told AFP, adding that matching the record would nevertheless be a “good achievement.”Carlos Costa, a boxing reporter covering the fight, said the 23-year-old Estrada also poses a unique challenge to Wanheng, 32.“He’s younger and fresher,” Costa said of Estrada. “He’s hungry for glory, and that makes a boxer always dangerous.”And the Panamanian is in no mood to help Wanheng into the history books, telling AFP “this is my opportunity to be a champion”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more