Abidjan, July 06/2021 - Afreximbank group CEO, Dr Benedict Okey Oramah announced on Tuesday July 6, 2021 the supply by his banking institution of 7.8 million doses of Covid 19 vaccines to the Côte d'Ivoire on a contribution of 420 million doses of vaccines for the fight against the Coronavirus intended for the African Union.
Dr Benedict Okey Oramah made this statement, at the end of a meeting with the Ivorian president , Alassane Ouattara Abidjan-Plateau, regarding the point of cooperation between his financial institution and Côte d 'Ivoire.
The Chairman welcomed progress made by Ivorian authorities through its strategy to fight COVID-19, in particular with regard to the vaccination campaign against this pandemic. “We are happy with the vaccine policy implemented by Côte d'Ivoire,” he said.
Dr Benedict recalled the various initiatives developed by his Institution, including transactions amounting to around 3.5 billion dollars (1750 billion CFA francs).
The African Union initiative called Avatt (African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team) is distinct from the Covax system, the World Health Organization (WHO) and private partners, for equitable access to vaccines. It has obtained 400 million additional doses of vaccines for the the continent, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) announced on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Afreximbank group is a pan-African multilateral financial institution dedicated to financing and promoting intra and extra-African trade. It is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt.