Shelter Afrique; the Pan-African Finance Institution exclusively supporting the development of affordable housing has appointed Arc. Mariamu El-Mawy as the new chairman of its board.
The appointment was made during the 104th board meeting which took place at its headquarters in Nairobi; Kenya. It will be recalled that a new board was appointed at 33rd the Annual General Meeting which held in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire.
The board, which consists of ten members, also welcomed new members representing different groups; the new members are Alh. Yahaya Hameed Yakubu from Ghana; Mr. Ceferino Eburi Mata from E.Guinea, Mr. Sanders Mutandwa a Zimbabwean nation representing the African Development Bank and Mrs. Kanini Mutooni a Kenya national who will serve as an independent director.
Arc. El-Mawy is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and was elected to the board in 2013. According to the statutes and by-laws of the housing financier the board is expected to serve a term of three years after which a new board will be elected.
The new board members were welcomed and tasked to see themselves as more than directors for the groups they represented or their countries of origin but to challenge themselves as directors of a Pan-African institution whose activities has lasting impact on several African families. The next board meeting is expected to convene in December of 2014.