Côte d'Ivoire -The national strategy to turn The Country into a regional digital hub

Minister Roger Adom (2nd from right) and his government colleagues at the opening of the workshop.

Abidjan, Oct 22, 2021 - The government's strategy to transfrom Côte d'Ivoire into a digital hub in West Africa.

"President Alassane Ouattara and Prime Minister Patrick Achi plan to transform Côte d'Ivoire into a digital country. Thus, it was crucial to develop a strategy to share with all the stakeholders of the Ivorian market and other ministerial departments with which we have already interacted. Especially with the private sector and partners based in Côte d'Ivoire," said Mr Adom.

According to Mr Adom, this project was designed, based on the Côte d'Ivoire 2030 programme, taking into account reports from partners. Based on seven pillars, namely to provide countrywide quality digital infrastructure and quality digital service to improve the daily lives of Ivorians. The other focus points are the contribution of digital technology to financial services, the promotion of digital technology among all social strata, digital technology in the business environment, the security of all transactions in the face of the threat of cybercrime and innovation in all sectors of activity.

Several indicators position Côte d'Ivoire at around 120th in the world and 2nd in Africa, hence the government's aim for the first rank in West Africa and figure among the top 100 countries in the world in the coming years.

Three other government ministers, Bruno Koné for Housing, Felix Anoble for Promotion of Small Business and Brice Kouame Kouassi, Secretary of State to the Minister for Public Service, were present at the opening workshop.