COTONOU, Benin's government plans to turn the country into a platform of digital services for West Africa by 2021, says Rafiatou Monrou, the Minister of Digital Economy and Communication.
In a statement issued as part of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)'s celebrations here Wednesday, she said the choice of "Big data for Big impact" as the theme of the WTISD celebration in 2017 was in line with the vision of Benin's President Patrice Talon for the development of the digital economy.
"The sectoral strategy is intended to transform Benin into a platform of digital services, speed up growth and social inclusion by 2021," Monrou said.
She underscored that this initiative was to ensure development of a nationwide and affordable Internet infrastructure, a systematic establishment of national park that is likely to enable over 3,000 kilometres of installed fibre optics by 2019.
According to the Minister, the project is in process of finalization and its implementation is a landmark achievement in the development of the digital economy.
Monrou said the project would undoubtedly reinforce the broadband connection for mega data of all Internet connected cities in Benin.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK