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CI’S ICT COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ITS KEYNOTE PROJECTS TO NEW MINISTER

Cote D’Ivoire’s Commission Interministérielle pour l’informatique(CII) which seeks to promote ICT has been set up since 1999. However the first foundations for the Commission were not put in place until 27th June this year, writes Kokou Adediha. It will act from henceforth, according to Prime Minister Seydou Eliman Diarra, the President of the Commission as the central vehicle for thye Government’s development of ICT in Cote D’Ivoire. Ahoua Don Mello, Director-General of Bnetd(Bureau national d’études techniques et de développement) took the opportunity of the commission meeting to present the different projects of CII to the new ICT Minister Ahmed Bakayoko:

- the creation of a centre for the digitilisation of indigenous Ivorian scientific knowledge that could be made available to students and pupils.

- the launch of a Government portal, a sort of virtual library of the Ivorian public administration which would offer access to an archive of documents for each minister, thus facilitating access to information.

- the building of a production unit for assembled Ivorian computers called Sils Technology. The aim of this initiative would be to popularise the use of computers through lowering local prices, as well as adapting them to the local climate.

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