Angola: Chamber of Commerce plans to create council of business associations

12 December 2007

Luanda, Angola, 12 Dec – The Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIA) plans to create a Council of Business and Industrial Associations of Angola in order to become the main body for private sector discussions with the government, the chairman of the chamber, António dos Santos said Tuesday in Luanda.

Speaking to the press on the sidelines of a national meeting on the private sector, dos Santos said that the council would bring together all entrepreneurs in order to create synergies with the government that were necessary for Angola’s development.

“One of the biggest contributions that the private sector can make for Angola’s economic development is the creation of a council where the countries problems can be addressed in a general and specific way,” dos Santos said.

The national meeting on the private sector aims, amongst other things, to establish a basis for a common strategy between the private sector and the government, which is a necessary condition for creating a favorable investment climate, for creating employment, income and reducing poverty. (macauhub)