The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) and Ethiopian airlines have today forged a partnership to be able to work together in supporting the travel and Tourism industry in the country.

The partnership was cemented by signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Chamber offices In Hurlingham. KNCCI President Mr. Richard Ngatia and Ethiopian Airlines Area Manager, Kenya Mrs. Tigist Terefe penned down the agreement on behalf of the two organizations.

The agreement pact will ensure collaboration between the two organizations upholding that travel and tourism industry is a key contributor to economic, social and cultural development between Kenya and all the other 70 countries of destination by Ethiopian Airlines.

This partnership will profit the Chamber members by ensuring they benefit from the air and cargo services offered by the Ethiopian airlines

In his remarks Mr. Richard Ngai acknowledged that the partnership is timely stating that with a couple of trade missions lined up for members; The ongoing Expo Dubai 2020, Trade mission to South Africa KwaZulu Natal scheduled for 15th to 21st November, 2021 Trade mission to DRC Congo scheduled to take place 29th November to 12th December,2021.

Accordingly, KNCCI Chief Executive Officer Mr. Samuel Matonda has expressed confidence that the partnership will enhance export between Kenya and other countries with KNCCI facilitating the export process through issuance of the Certificate of Origin.

KNCCI Trade Research and Policy Manager Mr. Onesmus Masinde emphasized on the importance of the MoU in facilitating local and international exhibitions, promotion of trade fairs.

The two organizations are delighted at the timely partnership and look forward to a mutual working relationship that will be of benefit to all KNCCI members.