The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Authority (Ampyme), signed a cooperation agreement in order to develop and strengthen projects, programs and services of entrepreneurship in the country, which generate job opportunities.
This agreement was signed within the framework of a room courtesy of the CCIAP Board of Directors, where andhe president of this business association, Jose Ramón Icaza Clément received the CEO of Ampyme, Oscar Ramos Jirón, who made a presentation on the work plan carried out by this authority.
This agreement has as main objective develop and strengthen entrepreneurship projects, programs and services in the country, which allow generating the necessary experiences in the training of professionals trained in different work areas, by increasing employment opportunities and income generation for Panamanians who support entrepreneurs, improving the existing model and expanding its use to new areas that support young entrepreneurs in the creation and development of business projects, with the mobilization of resources and the business community.
“Our business association promotes entrepreneurship through programs and projects that provide guidance, information and training to entrepreneurs, so that they reinforce their motivation and at the same time find answers and solutions to their multiple questions regarding the challenge of having their own business ”, expressed Jose Ramón Icaza, president of the Cciap.
He explained that the Chamber of Commerce has achieved alliances with companies and institutions, and now they are establishing it directly with the Authority of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises -Ampyme – through its Professional Training and Business Development Center, to promote doing business, stimulate Panamanians and Panamanians to cheer up, take a step forward, lose fear and join that small number of men and women who decide to change their lives and become entrepreneurs through their own business initiative.
“We still have a lot of work to do in terms of entrepreneurship, and we are committed to the National Policy led by Ampyme, and of which we are a part, to continue contributing to provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to achieve the transformations that are required on the arduous path to become an entrepreneur “, he stated Icaza.
For its part, the director of Ampyme, Oscar Ramos Jirón, expressed that the institution is committed to the training of entrepreneurs and businessmen of MSMEs. We are convinced that a trained entrepreneur or businessman will achieve higher performance.
Currently, every entrepreneur who opts for any of the Ampyme programs must receive a minimum of training forty hours, which allows each of the businesses to achieve better development. Given this reality, we are constantly signing agreements with business institutions, academics and business associations to promote training, said Ramos.
This Cooperation Agreement will enter into force on the date of its signature. and for its validity it must have the endorsement by the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, having a duration of four (4) years.
The parties, by common agreement, They may modify or extend it at any time or terminate it in advance, notifying the other of their intention, sixty (60) days in advance of the date on which they intend to terminate it.
The validity of this agreement will not be conditioned for all the planned cooperation actions to be effectively carried out and the termination of the agreement will not prevent the activities initiated in its scope from being carried out until its termination.