The members of the African Union for Housing Finance elected their new Board of Directors at the AUHF’s 34th Annual General Meeting, which was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on the 25th October 2018.
The full, eight-member Board will serve for two years, and comprises the following members:
Mr. Joseph Chikolwa, Managing Director of Zambia National Building Society, as AUHF Chairperson
Mr. Andrew Chimphondah, Chief Executive of Shelter Afrique as AUHF Deputy Chairperson
Dr. Chii Akporji Executive Director of Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company as Secretary
Mr. Cas Coovadia, Managing Director of the Banking Association of South Africa as Treasurer
Mr. Christian Agossa, Director General of Caisse Régionale de Refinancement Hypothécaire de l’UEMOA, CRRH-UEMOA
Mr. Mehluli Mpofu, Deputy Managing Director of Central Africa Building Society (CABS)
Mr. Mfundo Mabaso, Growth Head of FNB Home Finance, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited
Mr. Oscar Mgaya, Chief Executive Officer of Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company
The African Union for Housing Finance was established as a member based body of housing lenders in 1984. Comprising 30 active members from 17 countries, the AUHF seeks to promote the growth of housing finance across Africa, building institutional capacity at the local level and working with governments for the development of policies conducive for market development.
Through its meetings and activities, the research it undertakes and the news it disseminates to its members, the AUHF has consistently championed the growth of housing finance markets for the benefit of Africa’s populations.
The AUHF AGM was preceded by the AUHF’s annual conference held from 23-25 October 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Under the theme “Building Africa’s Housing Financing Chain”, 192 delegates from 13 industry categories and 30 countries deliberated on the key issues that would grow housing finance across the continent.
At the same meeting, members of the AUHF also agreed on the Abidjan Declaration for Housing Finance.