Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has cancelled the series of events which were set around its 27th Annual General Meeting and to hold the Shareholders’ meeting by correspondence.
The bank’s President Prof. Benedict Oramah said that the decision to hold the Shareholders’ meeting by correspondence was made after careful consideration of all available options to ensure the Bank complies with its governance requirements.
He announced that the seminars component of the 27th Annual Meetings, which were expected to be held from 10 to 13 June 2020 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, were canceled in light of global mobility restrictions and the need to ensure social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
“Our priority is to guarantee the wellbeing and comfort of our shareholders and partners which requires that we comply with health and safety protocols put in place by our host country,” he said.
Prof. Oramah explained that these decisions, while difficult, were necessary and in line with the Bank’s proactive efforts to combat the pandemic.
“As a leading Pan African institution, Afreximbank’s response strategy has been to lead by example in taking proactive and timely measures,” he said.
“We remain fully dedicated to supporting efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on African economies and its people. We will continue to be at the frontline with bold initiatives, forging global partnerships towards mitigating the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa,” concluded Afreximbank’s President.