Fellow business men and women I am delighted to be part of the most important community which is now referred to as the engine of growth to the world economy through trade and investment. The private sector plays an important role in most of the economies of the world under the new world order characterized with liberalization and globalization. This places the Chambers of Commerce and Industry on the front line as the apex trade and investment organizations.The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides business people the opportunity to cost effectively market their products to over world market. Other benefits to the Chamber membership include:-
The fact that the Chamber increased its membership over the years underscores that business people in our country recognize the significant role the Chamber plays in promoting trade and investment.The Chamber’s strength arises from its strong leadership. As National Chairman expertly, I have guided it through rough times with the assistance of the Management Committee and the secretariat. The Chamber has also benefited from the efforts of many of its members, business leaders who have donated their professional skill and time to improve and strengthen the Chamber. In sum, the Chamber provides businesses a distinct advantage. I invite anyone interested in building his or her business to join and get involved with the Chamber.Everything we do is driven by a focus on service to our Chamber member businesses and enhancing our country's economic vitality and the quality of life that our vibrant economy supports. Being a Chamber member gives each of our businesses a distinct, valuable business advantage. This Chamber business advantage has never been more evident, or more valuable. Members are finding that the more people are connected to a wide network through our Trade information system, the more valuable it is to those who use it.
- business referrals;
- a free listing and link on the Chamber’s web site
- a free listing for new members in the Chamber publication, “Business Journal”;
- discounted advertising in the Journal;
- free brochure/card display at Chamber office ;
- Chamber membership certificate just to mention a few.
In the process of formulating and implementing our new Strategic Initiative, Chamber functions and initiatives are highly valued by the business community and enthusiastic participation continues to grow. We have high expectations of our Chamber. And we are rightly proud of our pro-business, free enterprise stance. The Chamber goal is to promote "better," not simply "having more." Our view of the ideal community is one that enjoys business and economic vitality and the high quality of life that vitality gives rise to. These core values are intertwined and we firmly believe that our mission will help secure a more prosperous future for Kenya, East African Community and Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) region.
As the voice for business community we are taking on new roles and engaging an exciting new era of opportunity - and challenge. Our strength is - and always has been - our Chamber membership. Chamber members are involved at every level in assessing risks and implementing new business enterprises in the country. As the Kenyan economy evolves further toward a market led through training programmes initiated by KNCCI, highly skilled technology-based jobs, retail, agri-business and tourism, the Chamber remains a pivotal, central point, keeping our members and the entire Kenyan business community in direct contact with other businesses, markets, the workforce, training and governmental agencies all over the world.