Wealth creation: CCIMA and MINJEC join forces to solve the thorny equation of young employment

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, these two institutions met in the conference room of the Ministry of Youth and Civic Education (MINJEC) for the signature of a convention elaborated for this purpose to materialize this cooperation future.

For this ceremony, the Honorable Christophe Eken, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Handicrafts (CCIMA) led a strong delegation consisting of the technical adviser to his cabinet, the Secretary General, Technical assistance to the Office of the Secretary General, the Regional Delegate CCIMA / Center, the Director of Business Support (DAPE), the Head of Communication, Hospitality and Public Relations (SCARP) Consular institution in the Central Region. It also noted the presence of the Secretary General of MINJEC, the Director General of the National Development Participation Service Agency, the General Inspectors of MINJEC and the President of the National Executive Board of the National Youth Council

The President of CCIMA spoke first and expressed his profound gratitude to Mr Mounouna Foutsou, Minister of Youth and Civic Education, for having the idea To reach out to CCIMA. It is a sign of the two institutions' common determination to work alongside young Cameroonian entrepreneurs to exponentially boost their potential and make them more entrepreneurial through the modern tools available to them for their two structures. Then, in order to situate the context, he recalled that the government has set itself the objective of being emergent by 2035 and the private sector, through its TPE / SME, is called upon to play a decisive role . This is why the development of individual and collective entrepreneurship, in a Cameroonian context marked by rising unemployment, especially among young people, is of paramount importance for the future of the country, in order to ensure personal fulfillment ">The creation of new jobs and the economic vitality of our society.

Unfortunately, despite the strong enthusiasm in recent years for the creation of companies as a remedy for unemployment, information from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) indicates that several companies that are created in Cameroon die little Time only afterwards. And, for one reason, he deplores, among other things, a lack of prior market studies, a lack of mastery of the sector of activity, a lack of training on entrepreneurship, poor control of the legal business environment, Lack of funding.

Fortunately, the CCIMA, as part of its missions and thanks to its partnership with the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of Vendée in France (CMA), on the one hand, and The establishment of its pilot incubation center (CIP), on the other hand, has embarked on a vast program of training, support and accompaniment of young people to the creation, takeover and management of companies. And in this regard, it reveals that the CCIMA offers a set of services focused on the implementation, development and testing of a set of tools and concepts for the supervision of young entrepreneurs.

As for the expected results of this framework of the CCIMA, the President sees on the horizon, young creators better prepared, having a better knowledge of the different stages of business creation, the steps to be taken, Legal and regulatory requirements, access to finance, etc. In addition, he said, these young entrepreneurs will be more proficient in the simple tools of the administrative and financial management of their company, will have access to simple dashboards for more rigorous management and will be introduced to certain methodological tools For the development of projects in their company. They will set up their own businesses in the processing of agricultural products, capable of conducting responsible entrepreneurship, through the realization of business plan studies.

To conclude his remarks, the President of the CCIMA notes that all this is in line with the realization of the high instructions of the Head of State, His Excellency Paul Biya, on young entrepreneurship through professional integration Of young people.

Speaking after him, the Minister joined him in his concern, stressing that this meeting is the culmination of a long process of exchanges between the CCIMA and its ministerial department. Proof, in his view, of the factual realization of the public-private partnership for the benefit of the entire nation and youth, in particular.

Download the MINJEC - CCIMA Partnership Agreement.

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