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Student wins $30,000 car in raffle

10 June 2007 at 06:35 | 305 views

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Oliver Somassa
last Thursday handed over the keys of a brand new
Peugeot 207 car costing US$30,000 to Abdul Rashid
Bangura, a Senior Seconday School student of the
Huntingdon Secondary School, Jui as winner of last
week Sunday’s PREDICT AND WIN ( Sierra Leone vs Togo
match) raffle organised by AFRICELL.

The ceremony took place at their Bathurst Street office in Freetown.In his statement, AFRICELL Managing Director Robert Khour noted that the handing over of the vehicle is a
clear manifestation that the company believes in
transparency as the process leading to the draw was
done transparently. And as a way of fulfilling
corporate social-responsibility, they are giving back
in return, what subscribers have been giving to

The ceremony, he went on, was not the first and
certainly not going to be the last. He also use the
occassion to thank subscribers and the public at large
for their response during the prediction period and
the large turn out at the National Stadium on Sunday
3rd June as the people of Sierra Leone showed love and
patriotism for Africel.

He added that their tariff and value added service are testimonies of their commitment to the provision of high quality and affordable communication for the people of Sierra Leone. He ended with a simple plea which was for
subscribers to remain loyal to them.

Ombudsman, Mr. Francis Gabbidon stated that he was
very happy to witness the final stage of the
prediction period and the handing over ceremony of the
car to the lucky winner Abdul Rashid Bangura.
Africel, he said, had made tremendous efforts in the
development of social responsibility in the country
and that they are ready at all times to invest their
profits on their subscribers. He advised the winner to
use the car for the purpose it deserves.

Marketing Manager, Berlindo Percival-Deigh recalled
that that this was the second public function he had
participated since he took office at Africel and they
would remain friendly to their subscribers as long as
they were ready to work with Africel. Another speaker
as the ceremony was the Deputy Inspector -General of
Police, Oliver B.M Somassa and the winner himself who
gave the vote of thanks almost in tears.