24 Apr 2018

Following a petition by a group of farmers who are in arrears with their loans, the governance structures of agricultural lender, Agribank, have reviewed the petition and have responded to the demands made by the ‘concerned’ farmers as per attached and signed response. Commenting on the bank’s response to the petitioners, Agribank chief executive officer, Sakaria Nghikembua, stated that “it is important to ensure that the bank is managed prudently for its sustainability. This is a cardinal principle from which we cannot detract. The only way this bank can be there for the future is by ensuring it is able to collect loans disbursed and do everything necessary to attain that outcome. We continue to invite clients in arrears to approach the bank for discussions related to their repayment arrangements. As far as practically possible, we would reach such agreements”.

See Attached and Signed Response

Issued by:
Sakaria Nghikembua
Chief Executive Officer

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