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February 19, 2019by myles

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Christophe Dabiré, appointed on January 21, 2019, presented to the deputies, the general policy of his government on February 18, 2019. He made information technologies and communication (ICT) and the Internet, major priorities for national development.

According to Christophe Dabiré, his government will accelerate the “construction of the virtual university and regional digital spaces. The ambition is to train competent executives capable of giving greater impetus to the development of our economy “. He added that he will also promote “the development of scientific research oriented towards technological innovations” through the creation of poles of excellence on ICT. It will also be pursuing the implementation of projects in this area.

Regarding the Internet, the Prime Minister said that “our action will focus on the development of broadband offer for access to broadband Internet throughout the national territory. The government’s ambition is to guarantee the access of citizens, businesses and the administration to quality electronic communication services to enable them to take full advantage of the digital potential “.

Source: Agence Ecofin