On behalf of the AFRACA network and Executive Committee (EXCOM) we celebrate and express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Jesimen Chipika, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Chairlady of the AFRACA Executive Committee for her exemplary service to the Association.

Your Bank assumed office in AFRACA as Chair in February 2021 with a new team of Executive Committee Members at a time when the whole global economy was challenged by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic which almost paralyzed most economic activities including the financial sector in Africa.

Despite this, you took on your board responsibilities with grace, dedication and sheer commitment that helped steer the Association through a period marked with a myriad of challenges to a level of sustainability. Through your leadership, EXCOM promoted inclusiveness in AFRACA’s governance structure and encouraged programmes that give more value to member-institutions. The highlight of this is the focus on impact activities which resulted in AFRACA’s initial research report on “AFRACA Impact Measurement and Monitoring Framework.”

The innovative ideas and valuable leadership inputs that you brought to the EXCOM immensely benefited and enabled the smooth running of the Association.

Again, we thank you for leading AFRACA to its current position and also wish you God’s blessings in the future.