Rural banks in Ghana are gearing up for the first ever brand related awards to be held in Accra on March 31, 2017, on the theme: “Rising Competition; how can a rural bank provide a workable Strategic Plan?”
One of the banks whose performance in the banking sector has attracted attention is Odotobri Rural Bank. The bank has qualified to receive two top awards including; The Fastest Growing Rural Bank, and The Top Emerging Rural Bank Brand 2016.
A Rural Bank established in 1982 and commenced operations in September 1983, the Bank which is now headed by the Chief Executive Officer, Siaka Baba Ahmed has grown to become a well-branded institution competing effectively with commercial banks in the areas they operate.
Odotobri Rural Bank Limited currently operates 11 branches with a branch each in Jacobu, Obuasi and Bekwai and 8 branches in Kumasi Metropolis.
The award scheme, being organised by Premier Brands Ghana, and sponsored by Delta Capital Ltd, an investment bank for Pension and Fund management, is aimed at paying tribute to the outstanding rural banks whose business performances over the years have reached the apex of branding in Ghana.
Having now attracted the attention of international investors, Premier Brands Ghana has identified them as one of the rural banks in Ghana to be respected and trusted and has accorded them the merit for the prestigious brand excellence award for 2016.
Other rural banks that have also been assessed to qualify for other brand related awards in various categories are; South Akim Rural Bank, Amenfiman Rural Bank, Amanano Rural Bank, Sefwiman Rural Bank, Atwima Mponua Rural Bank, Nwabiagya Rural Bank, Kintampo Rural Bank, Lower Pra Rural Bank, Juaben Rural Bank, among others.