Management of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has asked its zonal managers to speed up the activities of deposit mobilisation along with loan disbursement and recovery for bolstering the bank’s economic foundation.
They made the call while addressing a daylong performance evaluation meeting of all 18 zones of the bank held at its training institute in Rajshahi on Friday, reports BSS.
They also urged them to expedite the farmer-level lending activities for boosting agricultural production to meet up the national food demand.
The speakers laid stress on bringing all the existing potential sectors and sub-sectors of agriculture and its processing under qualitative and quantitative financing for making the country’s northwest region economically vibrant.
Managing Director of the bank Mofazzal Hossain chaired the session.
Referring to the importance of good planning and efforts, he gave directives to attain cent percent targets of loan disbursement and recovery, particularly classified loans and deposit collection.
“We have no way but to boost up agricultural production for food security and to reduce dependence on import,” he said.
Credit programmes of the bank must be need- oriented and emphasis should be given on reaching banking services to the doorstep of the farmers, observed the speakers.
For the sake of sustainable livelihood development of the farmers and for bolstering the agro-based economy, the speakers called for ensuring accountable, transparent and farmer-friendly banking services as a whole.
General Manager (Audit, Accounts and Recovery) Mejbah Uddin Ahmed, General Manager (Administration) Nishit Kumar Shaha, and General Manager (Operation) Ekramul Haque spoke on the occasion, among others.