1st April 2022 – RDF Ghana LBG in collaboration with the National Banking College, with support from the Association of Rural Banks (ARB) and ARB Apex Bank, has unveiled a training programme named RDF Executive Management Essentials for Rural Banking (REMERB) to meet the growing training needs of the Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) in Ghana.
In an event that took place at the National Banking College, assembling over 50 key stakeholders in the Rural and Community Banking sector, the principal collaborators engaged participants on the details of REMERB and allowed for discourse on the inclusion of other elements which could further strengthen the programme.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RDF Ghana. Mr. Yaw Oppong said,
As a commemorative act, a board member of RDF Ghana, Florence Ohene Kyei, unveiled an art piece to mark the opening of the programme.
The Director of studies at the National Banking College, Dr. Stephen Antwi, the lead facilitator of REMERB, took participants through the course modules and invited his colleague faculty members to speak on various aspects of the programme for which they would be facilitating. The session was followed by a period for questions and input into the programme.
Dr. Antwi expressed his satisfaction with the progress of the programme formulation and spoke about the eagerness of his faculty in making the programme work.
The RCBs were represented by the Executive Director of the Association of Rural Banks, Mrs. Comfort Owusu and the sector regulator, represented by the CEO of ARB Apex Bank, Mr. Alex Awuah, both partners of the event. The two entities in their separate remarks commended RDF Ghana LBG and NBC for providing invaluable industry-wide support.
The event brought together CEOs of RCBs — the direct beneficiaries of REMERB — from various regions across the country who generally expressed that the programme was a timely and useful intervention to help them overcome the obstacles besetting the sector.