During the month the Nyanza/Western Chapter held it’s training of the year aimed at Capacity building of its membership. The business linkages training to EAC & COMESA regions objective was to demonstrate the possibility of making local companies competitive with International standards whilst spurring economic growth in the region. The training also aimed at impacting knowledge pertaining to business networks, developing sustainable business linkages across the EAC and COMESA regions.
The chapter also held its first chapter committee meeting of the year, where the chapters’ priority agenda was set as growing its membership and proactively pursuing challenges affecting chapter membership.
The Chapter chair Ms Joyce Opondo, County Affairs Manager Elijah Ambasa and Chapter officer Eric Ochieng held a meeting with Migori County Director of Finance Mr. Paul Mwita and Financial Analyst Mr. Ope to discuss challenges faced by members doing business in Migori county, particularly double taxation. In the meeting, it was agreed that Distribution fee be replaced with parking fees payable annually which will allow companies to distribute their goods within the county. It was also agreed KAM will be involved in the budget cycle to ensure inputs are included in the Finance Act.
Members Open Forum, March 2017
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