MOMBASA, Kenya, May 15 – The newly elected chairperson of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI – Mombasa Chapter), has vowed to work in creating a good business environment for local business.
Mustafa Ramadhan said on Wednesday together with the other elected board members, they would seek to transform the Mombasa Chamber to work closely with the business community and the relevant government authorities.
KNCCI is the apex membership organisation that acts as a link between government institutions that plays a critical role in ensuring trade and commerce thrives.
Speaking during the official handing over ceremony held the KNCCI Mombasa offices, Ramadhan said that the new office would establish new sub-committees that will provide members with more advocacy avenues and marketing networks.
“We are going to help the local community to better identify local area businesses that suite their needs,” said Ramadhan.
Ramadhan said they recognise and appreciate immediate KNCCI Mombasa branch chair is Rukia Rashid and her predecessor was James Mureu.
Mureu was the KNCCI national vice chair and ran for the position of the national President, before stepping down for Richard Ngatia.
Ramadhan said Mureu and Rukia have been instrumental in rebuilding the KNCCI Mombasa chapter.
“I recognised and appreciate these two individuals, Mr James Mureu and Ms Rukia Rashid. They have shown us great leadership and we appreciate their efforts and sacrifices,” he said.
Ramadhan said the KNCCI Mombasa chapter would also work closely with the national office, which is now under the leadership of Ngatia.
KNCCI conducts its election after every three years.
The Mombasa elections were held on April 30 2019 at the Castle Royal Hotel and 11 directors were elected to serve for the next three years.