KNCCI President Ngatia Ushers in 2023, Assures Business Community

KNCCI President Ngatia Ushers in 2023, Assures Business Community

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has expressed confidence Kenyans will benefit from more local and international business opportunities in 2023.

In his new year’s message to Kenya, KNCCI boss Richard Ngatia explained there were strong indicators the economy will flourish in 2023.

Ngatia was recently appointed as a member of the World Chambers Federation General Council.

The appointment earned him a congratulatory note from President William Ruto. The Head of State observed the appointment ‘was important for the development of Kenya’s MSME capital agenda as we gear up for the Kenya International investment conference in March 2023’

“During this festive season, on behalf of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), we take time to reflect upon the good things we have done together like our partnership with you last year. We appreciate working with you and hope that the year that has just come in will bring you happiness and success,” said KNCCI president Richard Ngatia.

“Great friends, Partners, and captains of industry! I know this past year has had its fair share of ups and downs – but good or bad, these experiences have shaped who we are today and who we will be in the future. Onwards and upwards my great friends. Each year is a gift that holds hope for new adventures. May your New Year be filled with exploration, discovery, and growth,” expressed Ngatia in his new year message.

Ngatia said that the New Year season ushers in an opportunity for renewal, and fresh opportunities, and for Kenyans to build on the successes of the old year and urged Kenyans to reflect with gratitude, on the journey the nation has walked together with them last year.

“As we usher in the new year 2023 draws, we give thanks to the Almighty God for the Grace, provision, and protection extended to us as individuals, families, communities, as a Nation, and as humanity. This new year reminds us of our shared humanity and the common values that united us in 2022 irrespective of colour, religion, or county,” Ngatia said.

The Kenyan economy has shown signs of full recovery from the Covid-19 slowdown with remittances from Kenyans abroad totaling Sh500 billion this past year. Sales from coffee and tea have also provided the country with much-needed foreign exchange with Ngatia having accompanied President Ruto to the USA to negotiate and oversee several trade deals.