Africa-Press – Mozambique. The President of the Chamber of Commerce of Mozambique (CCM), Álvaro Massingue, says that the kidnapping of entrepreneurs threatens the business environment in Mozambique, and condemns those responsible for this manifestation of organised crime as unscrupulous people motivated by a criminal greed for an easy life and illicit enrichment.
“It will be part of our agenda, as a priority in the 2021-2025 quadrennium, to advocate for a society where doing business is safe, and where investors and economic agents enjoy the necessary protection for the development of their business activities. We count on the support of all stakeholders in our society – politicians, governors, businesspeople, civil society and people from all social strata – in repudiating and combating this evil,” Massingue said.
Álvaro Massingue, who was recently elected president of the CCM, was speaking in Maputo on Tuesday (12-10) on the sidelines of the CCM’s First Consultative Council.
The meeting served to draw lines aimed at materializing the commitment, assumed with the national business community, to build a sustainable, robust, open and inclusive Chamber of Commerce.
“We want to transform our presidency into a sign of hope and a guarantee that we will not lack support in this unique challenge of facing and accepting the adversity of our thinking as an inevitable path to guarantee the present and future of our companies and their development in an favourable political and economic environment,” Massingue said.
Among the range of challenges facing by the Consultative Council, the highlight goes to the need to equip the Chamber of Commerce of Mozambique with the human capacity to respond to the challenges of the strategic plan and ensure institutional sustainability.