(Ecofin Agency) - Alioune N’Diaye (photo), who manages the branch of Orange group for Middle-East and Africa, announces the company is planning an investment in the Malian digital sector by the end of the year. This was during a press briefing last June 19 at the end of a visit to Bamako.
During his stay, the executive discussed with the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Minister of the Digital Economy, and the Managing Director of the country’s Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Authority (AMRTP).
The coming investment will be directed into the development of a free-access coding school, a start-up incubator, and a development fund. It will be managed by Orange Digital Center, a structure set for that purpose.
In the short term, Alioune N'Diaye says, the company's aim is to “bring our group even closer to its customers and anchor it ever more firmly in its markets. To this end, we will leverage the excellence of our brand and know-how to make further progress and strengthen our position as a multi-service, high-performance and exemplary compliance Operator and a major partner in digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East in all the countries where we operate.”