Forty-two more branches of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) will from 2ndJuly 2016 provide Saturday banking services in all 10 regions in Ghana.
According to management, the move is part of efforts to provide expedient, accessible and comfortable banking services to its customers.
Already 13 branches provide this service and the inclusion of the 43bringsthe total to 56 the number of branches engaged in Saturday banking business.
The selected branches are: Greater Accra: ADB House, Makola , Tema Main , Tema Meridian, Achimota, Ridge, Spintex , Kokordze, Mankoadze , Osu , Tema East (Ashaiman) , Teshie and Accra New Town, Northern region: Aboabo, Yendi , Western region: Agona Nkwanta , Takoradi, Sefwi Wiawso, Brong-Ahafo Region, Sunyani , Berekum, Techiman, Dormaa Ahenkro, Upper West: Wa, Upper East: Bolgatanga , Bawku ,Navrongo.
Branches in the other regions are , Central Region : Cape Coast , Assin Fosu , Mankessim, University of Cape Coast, Volta Region : Ho , Hohoe , Kpando , Denu, NkwantaEastern Region, Nkawkaw , Suhum, Ashanti Region: Kumasi Market , Bekwai , Obuasi , Prempeh II Street, New Edubiase and Ejisu (Sunday).
A statement from ADB said “they will be operating from 9:00 am to 2:00pm except for the first Saturdays of the month (National Sanitation Day) with opening hours being 11:00am to 3:00 pm. The Bank commenced Saturday banking many years ago with 13 branches.”
According to the Managing Director, Mr. Daniel Asiedu the expansion of the bank’s Saturday Banking is in response to “new business opportunities and the wish of management to satisfy the banks customers across the country.”
“We want to ensure that both our existing and prospective customers enjoy the best banking services at all times hence our decision to increase the number from the present 13 to 56,” he said.
He further disclosed that from 4thJuly this year the bank has also extended its Monday-Friday opening time from 8:00am to 5:00pm.