Recently, Patrick Achi, the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, announced what will be the next steps in the coming months regarding the Ivorian economy.
“We are going to accelerate strategic infrastructure projects for our growth,” said the head of government. In his statements, he makes special reference to the expansion of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, the expansion and completion of the industrial and container terminals of the port of San Pedro. Other star projects will be the construction of the Abidjan metro and the completion of the national backbone of the digital economy.
Another key factor in the coming months will be the launch of the National Champions Program. “This program will be key to strengthening our industrial sector, increasing its export competitiveness, promoting a dynamic network of companies, a source of investment and quality jobs.” In conjunction with this program, it was announced that the Ivorian government intends to adopt a new Start-up Law with the aim of promoting new digital actors in Côte d’Ivoire over the next 10 years.
The future plans of the Ivory Coast are not only focused on the economic plane. The prime minister has also put the social aspect in the spotlight, with progress as the goal. Its objective is to combat the vulnerability of the northern border areas, promote education, improve general living conditions in rural areas, empower women, professional integration of young people, etc.
Ultimately, if the plans are fulfilled, it seems that we will see a more powerful and competitive Ivory Coast in the coming years.