Awuah Must Succeed
ARB Apex Bank remains the most valuable service provider to the 147 RCBs. From specie management, training, banking application support services, to inspection, ARB Apex Bank is at the heart of efficient service delivery by the RCBs to their esteemed customers.
There is no gain saying that RCBs are essential in the rural financial intermediation and financial inclusion agenda of the country.
This is why a seamless transition in the leadership of the “mini” Central Bank of the RCBs is important for smooth running of the rural financial services industry in Ghana.
From his impressive resume, Awuah comes to the table with a safe pair of hands and a rich experience under his belt.
It is the expectation of this Magazine that he would bring his vast financial services industry experience to help improve the fortunes of the expanding RCB sub-sector.
Core to the RCBs is an effective and efficient ARB Apex Bank, which is why the new Managing Director must implement the right policies and strategies to bring the needed confidence and focus to the operations of ARB Apex Bank.
As the sages say, “charity begins at home” and therefore it cannot be business as usual at ARB Apex Bank. The new direction and vision must be clear to all actors in the RCB ecosystem to help garner the goodwill for the success of all RCBs.
The Magazine is therefore urging the Managing Director to assemble the best team. We are also urging Awuah to operate a truly open door policy to leave no room for rumour mongering, which can be detrimental to the realization of his dreams as Managing Director of this important Bank.
Be open to suggestions and accommodate proposals from all quarters.
Your appointment comes at a time when the sector is 40 years old and counting.
And it is our hope and desire that your contributions at this critical juncture would leave your positive name in the annals of the industry.
The Rural Banker also believes that Awuah needs the cooperation and support of all the key actors in the rural banking space to succeed.
Let us all play our part. This is the right time to roll up our sleeves and put all hands to the wheel to actualize our collective brand positioning of Together for Progress!
The Rural Banker wishes Awuah success in this import role!