Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) witnessed a total growth of 116 members countrywide, amounting to 2500 registered and paid-up members in 2013.
The leading business representative that identifies issues affecting the local business environment and then advocates for resolutions, has 17 points of representation with Ongwediva, Windhoek and the two coastal branches representing the largest number of members.
NCCI marketing and public relations manager, Daisry Dumeni, noted most growth came from the Oranjemund and Ongwediva branches.
The growth in membership, Dumeni says, is an indicator of the fact that businesses are seeing the value and understanding the benefit of being an NCCI member.
“We recognise there is still scope for growth in membership, as there are still many businesses that have only heard of the NCCI but have not fully understood our value proposition. We endeavour to communicate more extensively and share the plethora of information resources we have at our disposal.”
According to Dumeni, by the end of 2013, NCCI had concluded a significant organisational and rebranding strategy, which can only take their mission further.
Consequently, the Bank of Namibia (BoN)’s latest quarterly report shows the business market is expanding year-on-year with the number of new businesses in the close corporate and registered corporate PTYs having increased by 19.1% and 53.4%, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, respectively, during the quarter under review.