Bahir Dar Chamber of Commerce

Vision
The Vision of Bahir Dar Chamber of Commerce is to see a vibrant private sector that creates additional jobs to the unemployed and contribute towards poverty alleviation in Ethiopia.

Mission
• To strengthen the private sector through support services • To assure the quality and efficiency of business management by providing relevant trainings and Business Development Services (BDS) to micro, small, Medium and large private enterprises • To advocate for the creation of conducive environment for domestic investors • Advocacy for the development of the private sector and facilitation of positive government-private sector relationship.

lobbying and representation. . translation services.Achievements • The Chamber has through its members been successful in reviewing tax assessment as a result of which some 333 businesses benefited from tax reduction. support to business associations). • The chamber has lobbied up to the level of the regional government for the reduction of rents and tariff for utilities. information dissemination. • The chamber gives regularly services (advocacy.

ILO and Amhara Women Entrepreneurs Association .Business Development Services by Bahir Dar Chamber of Commerce Business Support Activities Identified Support Activities Realized 1. Samrawit Tesfaye Bahir Dar. This helped her to secure additional income 2. Kasahun H/Selassie Kebele 04 Mirror works • Assist to create linkages with suppliers of mirror in Addis Ababa • Assist to access better business location • Provide assistance on how to participate and win bids • Linkages with suppliers of mirror effected • New business location secured • The operator consulted on how to participate in bids • Business premises secured • She became BDS coordinator for OSA. Kebele 13 Tel. 058 220 59 86 Activity: Café and restaurant • Assist in securing business premises with reasonable rent • Assist to participate in BDS training workshop organized by the GTZ.

Kebele 06 Activity: Household and office furniture workshop Support Activities Identified • Assist him to join other groups to secure work premises from the municipality • Assist him to get training in specification and product designing Support Activities Realized • Association of wood and metal workers created • Secured premises with • Secured a two-month training in designing and costing from the Bahir Dar University. Kebele 04 Activity: Metal works • Assist the operator to get loan from micro finance institution • Assist in solving the problem of premises . Daniel Nigussie Bahir Dar.BDS services… Business 3. Tadele Tesfahun Bahir Dar. Faculty of Engineering • The operator got the loan from ACSI MFI • The problem of premises solved by joining other similar enterprises (Association) 4.

Tadele Kassa Bahir Dar. 6. Kebele 05 Activity: Metal works • Assist the operator to get loan • Negotiate with the tax authority to postpone payment of accrued tax and renew the license of the operator . Kebele 06 Tel. Goshiye H/Mariam Bair Dar. 058 220 14 88 Activity: Gold smith and hotel service Support Activities Identified • Assist him to get training for one of his staff • Train him and his staff in keeping records and paying tax Support Activities Realized • One of his staff got training recordkeeping training for 5 days in collaboration with Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce • Training in taxation provided for 3 days by the Bureau of Finance and Economic Development of Amhara region • Loan secured from the Development Bank of Ethiopia • Tax payment extended and the license is renewed.BDS services… Business 5.

• The operator got training in product design and costing • Accrued tax penalty canceled • Training in record keeping and business counseling provided by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and the BDS facilitator respectively. . Kebele 04 Tel. Kebele 16 Tel. 058 220 53 53 Activity: Pastry and restaurant Business Support Activities Identified • Negotiate with the tax authority to postpone payment of accrued tax and renew the license of the operator • Facilitate access to product design and cost calculation training from Bahir Dar University • Negotiate with the tax authority to postpone payment of accrued tax and renew the license of the operator • Facilitate access to training Support Activities Realized • Tax payment extended and the license is renewed.BDS services… Business 7. Ayalew Mengistu Bahir Dar. Huluagerish Mamo Bahir Dar. 058 220 10 65 Activity: Household and office furniture workshop 8.

Kebele 05 Activity: Household and f=office furniture workshop 10. Kebele 06 Activity: Stationery and cutlery shop • Facilitate access to premises • Negotiate with the tax authority to postpone payment of accrued tax and renew the license of the operator .BDS services… Business Support Activities Identified • Facilitate access to loan from micro finance institution • Facilitate access to premises Support Activities Realized • Secured loan form Amhara Credit and Savings association • Secured work premises by joining other similar enterprises (Association) • The problem of premises not solved • Tax payment extended 9. Alemtsehay G/Medhin Bahir Dar. Mikre Muche Bahir Dar.