Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank PLC, AKRB, with its head office at Pakyi No.2 in the Amansie West district of Ashanti Region, has chalked up forty years of success in contributing to the economic growth of Ghana.
The bank’s directors and managers have held an event to outdoor activities to mark the 40th anniversary celebrations in Kumasi, which will be climaxed at this year’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in November 2023.
Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Samuel Bonsu Sekeyre in an address said the bank is poised to prioritise customer-centric practices to propel it to higher heights.
In view of this, the bank has put in measures to bring banking at the request of its customers, with the introduction of digital channels for their convenience.
Just as the theme for the 40th anniversary celebrations states ‘Celebrating 40 Years of Banking Excellence and Customer Satisfaction’, Mr. Bonsu Sekyere stressed the bank will continue with its community support as one of the main pillars of its existence.
Additionally, the bank will make customer satisfaction its primary focus through the use of innovative products and technology, in order to maintain and improve the bank’s market share in the industry.
To bring this to life, Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank has developed a Mobile App that is currently in operation and wherein customers’ accounts have been linked to their mobile money wallet.
Also, the bank has made it possible for customers to apply for soft loans using the Mobile App.
According to the CEO, all of these products have been developed specifically for the maximum satisfaction and convenience of their customers.
Touching on the bank’s performance over the years, Mr. Bonsu Sekyere mentioned that its profit has been increased to a secure level so as to withstand any external shocks.
He then used the opportunity to reassure the bank’s numerous customers and shareholders of its commitment to maintaining sound business practices, which will propel the bank to higher heights and lead to increased value creation for all its stakeholders.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rev. James Owusu Bonsu, on his part mentioned some successes and achievements of the bank; saying despite the financial sector clean-up exercise and government’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP), Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank PLC remained resilient and has been paying dividends to its esteemed customers for the past twenty years.
As part of activities to mark the celebration, the bank will embark on a number of activities including: ‘A Health Walk and Health Screening, and Inter Schools Gala’ for schools within the bank’s catchment area at Pakyi.
The rest will be a donation to Ghana Prisons, Kumasi Children’s Home and Garden City Special School; donation of a Legacy Street Light Project to Pakyi No. 1 and 2; a Grand Durbar to climax the anniversary; and a Thanksgiving Service, Dinner and Awards Night.