The Minister of Communication Hamadoun Touré wants to capitalize on public and private expertise to develop ICTs in Mali. On November 7, during a meeting with the Association of Computer Companies of Mali, he announced the upcoming creation of the National Digital Council.
Hamadoun Touré, the Minister of Communication and the Digital Economy, is determined to make Mali a benchmark in information and communication technologies. To this end, he announced the forthcoming creation of the National Digital Council.
Hamadoun Touré’s statement came during the hearing he granted, on November 7, 2020, to members of the Association of Computer Companies of Mali (ASIM). According to the minister, who “sees plenty of potential for development “, to achieve this it is necessary to capitalize on the experiences of the public and the private sector.
He went on to explain “that after 30 days of observing all the systems, now is the time for me to inject a new dynamic which will be to try to get the best out of each one, to take the good ideas and to see how we can accelerate the development of ICT in Mali ”.
In addition to this desire to combine public and private expertise, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy also unveiled his ambition to rank Mali among the top ten on the continent in terms of ICT development.