In its drive towards achieving an industrialized Imo State, Imo State government, yesterday, indicated interest to partner with Owerri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other related agencies towards achieving its policy thrust of industrial development and massive job creation for 2015-2019 political dispensation.
Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere made this revelation when the President and members of the Council of Owerri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their Polish counterpart paid him a courtesy in his official residence in Owerri.
Speaking at the meeting, Imo Deputy Governor-Elect charged the umbrella body for Industrialists and those in Commerce to key into the vision of the Rescue Mission by participating actively. He also urged them to mobilize its members and others who have the capacity to utilize the window of opportunity created by Imo State government.
He told his guests led by the President of Owerri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Barr. Kevin Mbawike that Imo Rescue Mission government has made the environment conducive and investment friendly since there is security and other necessary government policies that are on ground to protect investors.
He however revealed that the government has indicated interest to make further concessions to any serious investors in the area of business environment, taxes and other areas in so far there is sustainable motif in its investment.
To further demonstrate the seriousness of the Owelle Rochas Okorocha led Rescue Mission administration, Prince Eze Madumere directed the body to elect one of their members to join an already set up committee on Industrialization and job creation so as to have their representative while making their contributions in related areas of interest.
Speaking earlier on the purpose of their visit, the President of the Owerri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Barr. Kevin Mbawike said they are happy with the policy direction of Owelle Rochas Okorocha Rescue Mission for the next political dispensation.
While commending the the government for her monumental feat in creating a conducive environment for businesses o thrive, he said the Chamber of Commerce and Industry would want to partner with the government to helping it achieve its set goal.
He however expressed the need to continue the development of Small and Medium Sale Industry in partnership with African Development Bank and other related Agencies.
He also sought governments partnership in the area of promotions by hosting Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) in the nearest future so as to appreciate the creativity of Imo industrialists, which will also boost the morale of others.
In the same vein, the representative of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry who is also the Chief Executive Officer of JD International, Ife Obiudo who could not hide his excitement promised to take the good news to Poland.
Amongst some of the members of the Council who were present, some of them are Chief Orikeze Ajumbe, Chief Alan B. Onyemaech, Everest Ezihe, Chief Amadi and many others.
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