Changes in name and directory
The Unified Combat Rifle 7.62mm UWS and FAME. Photo: FAME
16/01/2021 | Lima
The congresswoman from Fuerza Popular Valeria Valer Collado has presented a bill to modify the name of the arsenal of the Peruvian Army, which operates as a private law company, of FAME S.A.C. a FAME Perú S.A.C. Currently, the full name of the company, structured as a Closed Stock Company, is Army Arms and Ammunition Factory and if the legislative initiative is successful it would change its name to Army Military Factories – Peru, preserving the same corporate organization.
Congresswoman Valer maintains that in this way the range of productive activities that can be undertaken by the military arsenal expands, not restricting it only to arms and ammunition, which in practice translates into an update, since for years the arsenal has been expanding its capabilities through agreements and associations with other companies -national and foreign-, although the lack of support to place its products has played against it.
FAME is engaged in the manufacture, modification, assembly and maintenance of weapons and ammunition systems for war and civil use, as well as technological research and development activities. The bill adds similar processes with explosives for military use, non-lethal weapons, basic and specialized personal equipment, land vehicles for military and police use, updating the definitions to cover a good part of the activities that FAME is already developing, a firm that has suffered some abandonment since mid-2016.
The company’s board of directors is made up of the head of the General Staff of the Army, who presides over it; the commanding general of the Army Logistics Command, the head of a General Office of Army Economy and by four directors representing the National Fund for the Financing of State Business Activity (Fonafe).
The bill also seeks to change the head of the General Office of the Army Economy to the head of the Army Budget Office, and adds two new directors: the head of the Army War Material Service and the director of Army Investments. The alleged objective is to diversify the composition of the Board of Directors.
Regarding the selection of the general manager of FAME, who is appointed by the board, the project adds that he must be a general of War Material in a situation of activity or retirement. Regarding institutional control, the legislative initiative indicates that such activity is subject to the actions of the Comptroller General of the Republic and the supervision of General Command of the Army.
For the drafting of the bill, the legislator has coordinated with the Logistics Command of the Peruvian Army and the Ministry of Defense of Peru. The initiative has received the support of congressmen Carlos Mesía Ramírez, Gilmer Trujillo Zegarra, Rita Elena Ayasta de Díaz and Erwin Tito Ortega.
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