In an effort to provide precise and concise information to economic wealth creators, managers of approved management centers and startup promoters, the Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts organized a workshop on Monday 15th March 2021 at the Yaoundé International Handicraft Centre which served as a forum for information on the innovations and incentives contained in the 2021 finance law and in particular the provisions of article 124 relating to start-ups in the digital sector.
The exchange that took place between the experts from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts edified participants on the importance of the 2021 finance law and the part it plays in the growth of their economic activities.
While closing the workshop, the director for the department of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Mr. OND Stephane stressed on the importance of this workshop. He made it known to the participants that fiscal information holds a strategic place in the development of enterprises in general and that of SMEs and start-ups in particular. Consequently, this workshop will permit them to carry out their activities with assurance and professionalism in their respective domains. The essence of this workshop in relation to the adverse effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the activities and outputs of economic operators was also emphasized.
Indulging participants to take the lessons learned to their fellow collaborators who could not be present for the workshop, the director for SMEs also urged participants to implement the knowledge acquired, cultivate the attitude of sharing information and integrity so as to achieve a common initiative of reviving the economic sector. In a bid to curb the ongoing pandemic, the director for SMEs ended the workshop on a promise of the possibilities of including a virtual phase for prospective workshops through any social media platform to give an opportunity for economic operators who cannot be present physically to make their voices heard.