Land and water are vital components in doing business: NCCI

07 Dec 2015 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 07 DEC (NAMPA) - The lack of skills, electricity crisis and infrastructure are factors that need to be addressed to create a business environment conducive to development and employment creation in the transport sector.
Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Acting President, Sebby Kankondi made these remarks at a stakeholder meeting on Friday, adding that land and water are also vital components in doing business. He thus urged the business community to maximise productivity and be effective in order to be competitive.
“We have unemployment, poverty and inequality and we as the business sector need to make sure that all citizens equally participate fully in the economic growth.”
He said that without competitiveness, the transport sector is unlikely to create the necessary jobs and reduce unemployment and poverty, or to thrive.
Kankondi noted that the role and presence of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development at the stakeholder meeting was crucial as it is responsible for the urban land on which most businesses perform their operations.
About 30 industry players in the field of transport and business attended the event, including a representative from the Road Fund Administration.
The NCCI is a business organisation promoting enterprise development and global competitiveness, and prosperity for all Namibians by ensuring balanced private sector growth.