OTJIWARONGO: Leaders of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) were in Otjiwarongo yesterday to establish an interim committee that will revive the inactive NCCI branch here.
Theo Mberirua, the NCCI’s second vice-president, said during an information-sharing meeting that it is time to revive the Otjiwarongo branch so that it starts providing services to citizens in Okakarara, Otavi, Grootfontein and Outjo as well.
The Otjiwarongo NCCI branch was founded in 2003, but literally died in 2006 after some of its members deserted it for unknown reasons, its interim chairperson Eddy Kgobetsi explained.
He said since the Otjozondjupa Region has some of the best and most successful farmers as well as mining and manufacturing companies, it is a wise idea to revive the branch for it to support those entities to reach a globally competitive level.
There are currently only four paid-up members forming the local NCCI branch.
Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Rapama Kamehozu, who was once a member of the Otjiwarongo NCCI, urged residents of the region who are dreaming to be successful in business, to join the Chamber of Commerce.