Monday, September 11, 2006

Forester wins one million in Crane bank world cup promo

EDGAR R. BATTE

Alfred Olama, 32, a Jinja based forester with High Ply Wood Ltd became the lucky winner of one million shillings last Tuesday in the final Crane Bank/Sanyu FM World Cup promotion. The promotion began at the onset of the world cup early in June and recently ended. Olama won through a draw.

Speaking during the handover of the cheque at the Crane chambers rooftop the Head of Marketing Crane Bank, Aldrine Nsubuga Snr pointed out new and old Crane Access customers were eligible to enter the promotion and have a shot at the grand prize by ‘texting’ in their predictions on who would win the world cup.

Nsubuga also disclosed that 34 contestants predicted correctly. The promotion was dubbed
World Cup Cash, where listeners could win (1,000,000/-) one million shillings by predicting the winner of the world cup with a simple SMS.
Hundreds of SMSs were received.

When contacted Olama an overjoyed said he would invest the cash prize in a tree nursery. He also disclosed that he hesitant to participate tried his luck. Other participants received consolation prizes like caps and shirts.

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