The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will support the Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) to achieve its objective of playing significant role in driving Ghana’s industrialisation agenda, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the continental trade finance institution has said.
“We are very eager and very enthusiastic to work with GEXIM,” said Dr. Oramah at the Afreximbank Headquarters when he received a GEXIM delegation led by Robert Ahomka Lindsay, Deputy Minister of Industry of Ghana, noting that GEXIM’s focus areas were in line with the strategy being implemented by Afreximbank.
He said that Afreximbank had decided to take an interventionist approach in addressing the challenges affecting trade in Africa by taking actions to show that things were possible.
Afreximbank was focusing on intra-African trade because it believed that it was such trade that would drive everything else, including regional integration and industrialisation, stated Dr. Oramah. To do what it had set out to do, Afreximbank needed strong national institutions and governments as partners.
Earlier, Mr. Lindsay said that the delegation was in Cairo to see how GEXIM and Afreximbank could develop a relationship to support the important role which GEXIM was expected to play in Ghana.
He said that the Ghanaian government was looking forward to tangible and actionable steps which the two institutions could take together to foster the economic advancement of the Ghanaian people.
Accompanying Mr. Lawrence from GEXIM were Kwadwo Boateng Genfi, Chairman; Lawrence Agyinsam, CEO; and Nana Ama Poku, Deputy CEO.