NCCI North appoints technical advisory committee

26 Jun 2014 13:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 26 JUN (NAMPA) – The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)’s northern branch has inaugurated its industry skill-based technical advisory committee for the northern regions of Oshana, Oshikoto, Omusati, Ohangwena and the Angolan trade region.
NCCI north chairperson Thomas Koneka Iindji introduced the committee members during a media conference at Ongwediva on Tuesday.
The committee comprises well-known business people such as Ben Hauwanga who represents the Angolan trade region; David Sheehama David of Kambwa Trading representing the Omusati Region; Steven Immanuel representing Ohangwena; Maggy Inkono representing Oshana; and Ester Antanga representing the Oshikoto Region.
“Your acceptance of these responsibilities shows your support for our idea of creating a new ethos of cooperation between private sectors and government with the purpose of creating synergies of promotion economic growth and activities in our country and for job creation,” said Iindji.
He said the occasion marks a new beginning between the private and public sector's joint efforts to work towards a common purpose of regional development.
He appealed to the committee members to go out and represent the interests of the business people within their respective regions.
“We are all in the same boat and we don’t have any other country we can call our own. It is therefore in our best interest to work together as business people to have a common purpose of building this country economically,” Iindji explained.
He went on to say the business community needs to review its historical background to enhance the understanding of the past in order to prepare for challenges ahead.
Iindji at the same time announced that the NCCI northern branch has appointed two members of the branch’s executive committee, Kornelia Shilunga and Juliana Haimbodi, to new positions.
Shilunga is the head of the branch’s Women in Business Desk, and Haimbodi is head of the Youth in Business Desk.