Cote d'Ivoire starts One Citizen, One Computer programme

Computing

Cote d'Ivoire's government has provided the first 208 computers and tablets to 32 organisations, universities and schools one month after announcing its 'One citizen, one computer plus an internet connection' project, Agence Ecofin reports.

ICT minister Bruno Nabagne Kone said the project has already received over 4,000 registrations. The project is a key part of president Alassane Ouattara's call to equip 500,000 families with PC and internet access bundles in the next 5 years.

The minister said the next major project will be the construction of 3,000 public internet centres in towns and villages.

Source: Telecompaper 12 April 2015