Chairman of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA) Eze, Mike Elechi, has asserted the need for business growth in the state to make it a web of investors.
Elechi, who said this recently during a forum with the editor and management team of a local tabloid in Port Harcourt, said part of his prayers was to see Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout resume, adding that his joy would be to see the traffic resulting from the heavy commercial activities.
The 62nd President of PHCCIMA and former Permanent Secretary of State, also called for the construction of a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Incubation Center in the state.
According to him, such an industry will engage millions of young people in Rivers and allow them to learn and establish the trades of their choice.
He said it would also help tackle the high unemployment rate and reduce reluctance among the state’s youth.
Elechi, Knight of the Anglican Order, said the Chamber is a non-governmental organization, pointing out that the operators are business owners, captains of industries with a view to coming together to promote members’ businesses when necessary.
He added that the registration window is open to corporate media organizations like the National Network Newspaper, saying the benefits of membership are overwhelming.
The president, who won the National Order of Merit for Productivity award, congratulated the management and staff of the National Network Newspaper and described the 18-year journey as a huge success.
He recalled how he was instrumental in forming the Rivers State Independent Newspaper Publishers Association (RIVPA) while on active duty as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Rivers State Communications.
Chambers chairman, who is also managing director of Vintage Farm and Products, Elele, said he was not surprised at his nomination for the National Network Newspaper award following his enormous experience in public service engagements and from the private sector.
Earlier, National Network Newspaper Managing Director, Rev. Jerry Needam noted that the team was at Chambers’ office to congratulate Elechi on his inauguration as the 62nd President of PHCCIMA, and to seek partnership for a good relationship. of work.
Needam, who also presented a nomination letter for an honorary award to the Speaker of the House, said his choice for the award was based on testimonials received from questionnaires and opinion polls during the selection process. .
In his vote of thanks, PHCCIMA Managing Director Mr. Erasmus Chukunda thanked the Media Organization for finding his boss worthy of the award and urged the staff to remain focused and engaged in their reporting.
By: King Onunwor