And Mr Musonda and his two deputies have been re-elected to lead the chamber in the 2013/2014 business calendar.
Speaking at the annual general meeting by held at Classy restaurant, Mr Musonda said doing business in Chingola was quiet challenging because most of the local entrepreneurs were depending on the local mine for business.
Mr Musonda said the chamber is not a political body and as such there should be no opposite view from the mines and Government to start thinking that the chamber was a political organ
He said business from the mines was slow, bad and selective towards a few foreign minorities leaving the local entrepreneurs disillusioned.
Mr Musonda who is proprietor of FS Musonda Trading Limited said most of his members were dealing directly with the mines and any negative effects at the mines meant bad business for them.
“This has led to loss of business and our members are badly indebted, unlike other towns such as Lusaka and Kitwe, Chingola being a mining town life and everything evolves around mining. Just in the recent past Chingola has recorded the highest job losses in the country than any other district.
“The chamber too which is the platform and a business advocating organ is poorly funded by the few members that can afford,” he said.
He appealed to the mother body, the Zambia Association of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) for support in order to help the chamber achieve success.
ZACCI Membership Officer Nyambe Nambayo said the Chingola Chamber despite the challenges it was one of the most proactive business body in the district and in Zambia.
My Nambayo said ZACCI in conjunction with Chamber of Frankfurt of Germany had started funding the chambers in the country via training programme of the members.
The training programme will include the membership recruitment, retention and benefits of belonging to the chamber.
He said the two days Chingola workshop will be held on June 25-27 focusing on micro business simulations games with the view of helping micro business grow.
And Mr Musonda his two vice presidents Emmanuel Gardner (first vice) and Frank Price (second vice) went unopposed in their third consecutive term.
The committee members to work with the trio include Clement Muasani, Clement Kayula, Fredah Chanda, Peter Mwalula, Paul Kasonde, Reuben Lutato and Yoram Malama.
AGM was attended by ZACCI representative.
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