The first Deputy Governor of BoG, Mr. E. Asiedu Mante, explained the importance of rural banks in a community. He
said the developmental objectives of rural banks was for them to devote part of their profits to support community-based projects in the areas of pipe borne water supply, sanitation, electrification, health and educational facilities among others. He
urged the management of Asante Akim Rural Bank
to institute effective internal control measures including proper record keeping, discipline among staff, compliance with the Central Bank directives and respect for law. He
further urged them to plan adequately to meet the training requirements of the staff, by patronizing the training programs offered by the ARB Apex Bank Ltd.