03 Apr 2016 12:30pm
OPUWO, 03 APR (NAMPA) The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) branch in Opuwo on Friday elected a new leadership.
The new leadership was elected during the organisation's Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Kiery Kambonde has been re-elected as chairperson, with Sennobia Sharon Katjiuongua as his deputy.
Victorinno Simon will serve as branch secretary, while Victoria Haihambo, Sebulon Nghipangelwa, Immanuel Amukushu and Peter Mateus were elected as additional members.
Speaking to Nampa after his re-election, Kambonde said his aim is to reach out to every business person in what is considered the regional capital.
I want us to support the Namibian Head of State, Dr Hage Geingob in his request for support on Harambee, he said.
The Harambee Prosperity Plan, effective 2016/17 to 2020/21, is aimed at significantly reducing poverty levels in the country.
It comes into effect this month.
Kambonde said the Kunene Region is prosperous enough to sustain itself and appealed to business people to work hard to make the region self-reliant.
He also told this agency that it is his dream to reach out to farmers and small-scale miners.
Erich Fieldpausch, a volunteer from the United States of America currently working at the NCCI office in Ondangwa, advised the new leadership to schedule regular meetings with both the town council and the regional council.
He said such meetings will make sure that when these institutions are planning development in the town or region, the business community will not be excluded from such plans.