Tuesday 7th June,2022 marked a historic moment as the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) held its annual National Governing Council (NGC) meeting at the Hilton Hotel to commemorate Mr.Richard Ngatia’s three year report as the Chamber President .
The colorful event was graced by the H.E RT Raila Amolo Odinga, Former Prime Minister who was the chief Guest.
The KNCCI Director in charge of Economic Diplomacy Mr.Kariuki Theuri officiated the meeting by welcoming all the National Governing Council (NGC ) members from all the 47 counties .He urged all the counties to strive to attract investors to their counties through various ventures.
The Chamber 1st Vice President Dr.Erick Rutto in his remarks suggested that there should be a pre-election agreement between the government and the business community to address issues affecting business such as double taxation and cost of power for businesses.
The Chamber 2nd Vice President Ms.Fatma Elmaawy urged the business community to cultivate the right business environment and advocate for peaceful elections
Hon. David Osiany, HSC Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development who was also present in the meeting stated that there is hope for the SME sector through the revamp of the manufacturing and taxation policies that will contribute to the ease of doing business.
There were two embassies represented in the meeting Hon Slim Yahia Commercial Counsellor, Tunisia in his remarks appreciated KNCCI for the continued support in bridging the trade gap between Kenya and Tunisia
H.E Dr.Mohamad Hery Saripudin ,Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia to Kenya appreciated KNCCI for organizing a trade delegation to Jarkarta Indonesia in March for the official opening of the Kenyan Embassy in Indonesia. He also acknowledged Indomie Kenya (Salim Wazaran Kenya Co. Ltd) an Indonesian company which has successfully set up a company in Kenya and the official sponsor for the meeting
H.E RT .Raila Amolo Odinga in his remarks urged the business community to transform the country’s economy so as to attract investors through eliminating trade barriers; majorly corruption
The Chamber President Mr.Richard Ngatia concluded the meeting by stating that KNCCI had made a remarkable growth since 1965 through various engagements that brought about an increase in members to 50,000 across all the 47 counties and 2 million affiliated through associations .He urged all the business leaders present to advocate for peaceful elections for economic growth and prosperity.
The event was attended by the Chairpersons and Vice chairpersons from all the KNCCI 47 chapters across the country and KNCCI patron members.
KNCCI appreciates the continuous support offered by Indomie Kenya (Salim Wazaran Kenya Co. Ltd) and for being the main sponsor for the event.