GEXIM organises Iftar to commemorate Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations


The Ghana Export–Import Bank (GEXIM) organised its maiden Iftar at the bank’s headquarters, located at the African Trade House, in Accra.

The Iftar was part of activities organised by the bank to commemorate this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

The Iftar was attended by several notable personalities from the public and private sector, leaders of the Ghanaian Islamic community, GEXIM Muslim staff members, Executive Management and Muslim clients of the bank as well as representatives of other Banks and Financial Institutions.

They included management and staff of the Agricultural Development Bank led by the Managing Director, Alhassan Yakubu-Tali; management and staff of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA); and management and staff of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA).

Also in attendance were staff of the central bank – Bank of Ghana, Stanbic Bank Ghana and Ghana Commodity Exchange. Imam Mutala, from Talal Fattal Mosque in Accra, led the Iftar and Magrib prayers which was followed by a brief inspiring sermon on religious tolerance and unity in diversity.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GEXIM responsible for banking, Rosemary Beryl Archer, indicated that the bank was organising its maiden Iftar to commemorate Eid-ul-Fitr in the spirit of fostering unity, togetherness and appreciating the unique diversity of the bank’s Muslim clients and staff.

She emphasised: “On behalf of the Chief Executive Officer of GEXIM, I wish to thank all of you for spending this important evening with us and I feel privileged to be representing Executive Management at our very first Iftar. Ramadan is a period of spiritual rejuvenation, which promotes a heightened focus on devotion for guidance and blessings from Allah.

“Religious tolerance is a vital tool for national development and an essential element of a peaceful nation, where people from different religions, beliefs and cultures can coexist peacefully without discrimination. AT GEXIM, we are committed to promoting religious tolerance and also leveraging it to achieve our mandate in facilitating Ghana’s international trade.”

GEXIM also hosted the ‘Eid Mart Tuesday Market’ on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at the forecourt of the Africa Trade House from 8AM to 8PM daily to commemorate this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebration. ‘Eid Mart Tuesday Market’ is a special edition of the bank’s popular Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Fair dubbed Tuesday Market.

‘Eid Mart Tuesday Market’ provided a platform to showcase a wide variety of top quality Made-In-Ghana products at unbeatable prices. Some of the very unique and authentic products exhibited ranged from food and ingredients, beverages, skin and beauty care products, textiles, apparel, garments, leather footwear to slippers and many others.

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