06 Oct 2016 10:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 06 OCT, (NAMPA) The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Otjiwarongo branch on Tuesday elected its interim leadership.
About 20 paid-up members of the branch turned up to elect the interim leadership under the watchful eye of NCCI Chief Executive Officer, Tarah Shaanika.
NCCI Board member, Robby Amadhila also attended the meeting.
The members re-elected current Otjiwarongo NCCI interim chairperson, Eddy Kgobetsi in the same position.
Erwin Kuhanga was elected vice chairperson of the branch, while Johanna Kambanda will serve as treasurer.
Four additional members - Christo Brandt, Batseba Ndjoze, Joseph Paulus and Andrew Naweseb were also elected to serve on the committee.
The interim committee will serve for the next two years.
Several speakers at the meeting urged the new leadership to work hard and revive the seemingly dormant branch.
In his welcoming remarks on Tuesday, Otjiwarongo mayor Bennes Haimbondi commended the NCCI for attracting investors.
Your efforts of promoting trade and creating an enabling environment for different businesses to grow and prosper our economy does not go unnoticed, Haimondi said.
He then urged the NCCI Otjiwarongo branchs new leadership to reach out to all businesspeople in the district and encourage them to join the branch.
In August this year, Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Otto Ipinge said the dormant NCCI Otjiwarongo branch must be revived to create an active platform where local businesspeople can network.
Ipinge also urged businesses in the Otjiwarongo district to join the branch and reap the benefits offered by the chamber.
The NCCI branch at Otjiwarongo was founded in 2003, but in 2006 most co-founding members deserted the branch for unknown reasons.