From a humble beginning the bank had turbulent early years. In 1984 the bank recorded a net loss of ¢355,000. In 1985, a loss of ¢846,668 and a loss of ¢777,277 in 1986. The bank had to look for alternative means of survival. In 1986 the first agency of the bank was established at Santasi. In 1987 the bank declared a profit of ¢152,963.00. This inspired the Board to open the second agency at Old Tafo in 1988.

The first directors who happened to be the promoters of the bank were:

1. Nana Okyere Taa Amoantwi II (Deceased)
2. Mr. James Asomaning
3. Mr. Adi Darko
4. Opanin Kwabena Adu (Deceased)
5. Mr. Yaw Bio
6. Mr. K. K. Mensah (Deceased)

Nana Gyamfi Sakyi II, Chief of Pakyi No. 2, Nana Okyere Taa Amoantwi II and the elders of Pakyi No. 2 initiated the formation of the bank. Nana Gyamfi Sakyi II coordinated all activities and was elected as the patron of the bank. Nana Okyere Taa Amoantwi II was elected as the 1st Board Chairman. He saw to the initial establishment of the board and had to struggle with the initial problems until he died in 1993 after 10 years of service.

The Bank started operation on 6th September, 1983 with an initial capital of GH¢53.83 contributed by the inhabitants around Pakyi area and GH¢12.50 preference shares contributed by the Bank of Ghana. From a humble beginning, the bank had turbulent early years. The bank had to look for alternative means of survival to continue operations.

Generally, customer base was low resulting in low deposit base and this was due to limited business opportunities at Pakyi. It was in 1986 that the then Board of Directors took a giant step to establish the first agency of the bank at Santasi. In 1987, the bank recorded its first profit of GH¢ 15.296. This inspired the board to open the second agency of the bank at Old-Tafo in 1988. In 1992, the third branch was opened at New-Tafo while the fourth at Ayigya in 2002. Atonsu-Agogo branch was opened in 2007 and since it coincided with the Golden Jubilee celebration of the nation, hence, the Jubilee Branch. The following branches were opened afterwards; Alabar, 2012; Sokoban, 2016; Kronum, 2018; and Bantama,0 2020. The Head Office Complex was completed in 2002 and new departments created.

About Us

Atwima Kwanwoma Rural Bank was established on the 6th of September 1983 as a financial institution empowered by the bank of Ghana to provide financial service and intermediation within a defined operation area of 32km radius from the main office at Pakyi No.2.

Head Office