In the latest draw, Tropikana Petro of Uyole suburb in Mbeya City and Vitus Mnyika from Tunduma township of Momba district won Lifan cargo rickshaws each this week.
The promotion which seeks to encourage NMB customers deposit cash in their accounts, has so far witnessed 100 winners of cash and material prizes including two Toyota Ace mini pickups.
“We started this campaign to encourage Tanzanians open bank accounts but also cultivate a saving culture,” said NMB Southern Highlands Zone Manager, Straton Chilongola while presenting the Lifan cargo rickshaws to Petro and Mnyika.
Chilongola said the promotion is also aimed to give back to the community which has been support the country’s most profitable bank.
Apart from mobilizing deposits, the promotion also targets to speed up financial inclusion as per the government’s plans. Speaking after receiving his tri-motorcycle, Petro praised NMB management and staff for organizing the promotion which has awarded him a working tool that will completely change his life.
“I am a maize and potato farmer who has been facing a challenge of transporting my produce from the farm to my home or the market,” he said adding that his farm work will be more efficient.
Mnyika backed his peer by saying that NMB has bailed him out of the cargo transportation quagmire which he has been facing.
“NMB Bank has been my business partner for many years since my childhood days,” he said while noting that his businesses have already benefitted from the bank’s loans.
The Dar es Salaam based lender has allocated over half a billion shillings to award its customers who deposit cash in their accounts and leave it there for at least a month.
The grand finals of the promotion later this month will witness one lucky winner drive home a Toyota Fortuner valued at over 169m/-.