Kinshasa, February 7th, 2022 (CPA).-,- The Central Bank of Congo (Bcc) took note, last Wednesday February 2, in a correspondence signed by the first vice-governor, Dieudonné Fikiri Alimassi, of the appointment of the new leaders of Afriland First Bank CD , indicates a press release from the BCC, received Saturday at the CPA. “The senior management of Bcc took note of the resolutions of the Board of Directors of January 21, 2021, in this case those appointing the managers of your bank.
It is understood that in accordance with the provisions of Instruction No. 18 to banks, these resolutions must be brought to the attention of the Central Bank of Congo for the purposes of their approvals,” the press release reads. The approval of the Bcc thus puts an end to the imbroglio within Afriland First Bank CD, which operated for 7 (seven) months without a Board of Directors, nor a General Manager, without a Risk Manager or the Risk Manager.
information. The story dates back to July 1, 2021, when the chairman of the Board of Directors of Afriland First Bank CD suspended, as a precaution, the general manager from his duties, in order to carry out in-depth investigations into actions then revealed by the commissioner. accounts and internal control. The day after this suspension, notes the source, the governor of the Bcc at the time, Déogratias Mutombo, had sent the directors of the bank a strong letter of injunction entitled: « worrying situation of governance within your establishment de Crédit », in which he withdrew the approval of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and canceled the suspension of the Chief Executive Officer by ordering the Board to immediately reinstate him in his duties.
According to the source, the deplored confusion was orchestrated by the former management team of the Bcc which had, in particular, established close monitoring within Afriland First Bank CD, and withdrawn the approval of all the administrators, even of the directors. operational, thus leaving the financial institution in the sole hands of the deputy general manager. This situation had thwarted all attempts by shareholders to return to regular management by appointing new directors. CPA/