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Letshego Africa Holdings clarifies on Media Reports: Claims of default on the part of Letshego Kenya and Uganda are false and incorrect

Aupa Monyatsi – Letshego Africa Group Chief Executive

Letshego Africa Holdings has clarified on the false headline for the article published by the Nation Media Group on Friday, July 5, 2024, “Botswana’s Letshego defaults on Kenya, Uganda loans”.

Letshego Africa Holdings affirms that the Group has not defaulted nor failed in the servicing of any of its obligations in any of its subsidiaries.

“We confirm that claims of default on the part of Letshego Kenya and Uganda are false and incorrect,” reads part of a statement issued Monday.

The Group’s Annual Results for 2023, first published on 22 March 2024, affirmed that the Group’s Expected Credit Loss (ECL) methodology had been adjusted, impacting 2023 results and resulting in the restatement of 2022 financial results. As a result of these adjustments and other areas of judgement, the Group breached some covenants with some of its funders which are disclosed fully in the Integrated Annual Report for 2023.

“Beyond the covenant breaches, the Group has not failed on its debt obligations. For the two subsidiaries falsely and incorrectly mentioned by the media house, we wish to confirm that we did proactively engage with our funders and obtained formal ‘letters of no action’ for the covenant breaches,” reads the statement. “Letshego Africa Holdings remains well capitalised and in a solid liquidity position.”

The Group commended its stakeholders, including funders and investors, for their ongoing partnership and commitment in supporting the Group’s pan-African inclusive finance strategy.

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