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Senegal wishes to digital industry generate 10% of GDP by 2025

Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:07

(Ecofin Agency) - Senegal through its recently approved new strategy Senegal Numerique 2025 (Digital Senegal 2025) intends for digital to generate 10% of its gross domestic product. This was revealed last Thursday by Antoime N’Gom, director general of the Senegal’s organization of ICT professionals (OPTIC) at the first IT international fair, AITEX 2016.

Speaking on the event’s third panel (e-Gov), N’Gom also said the strategy would give rise to 30,000 new jobs by 2025, at an average rate of about 3,000 jobs per year. He added that some projects had been launched in the country including the digital tech park, which received a financing exceeding FCFA40 billion.

During the strategy’s presentation and validation by Performance Group, it should be recalled that Mouhamed Tidiane Seck said: “overall cost for the 2016-2025 digital strategy for senegal is FCFA1,245.9 billion of which 73% will be provided by the private sector and remaining 17% will come from the public sector”

The Senegal Numerique 2025 is a project that the government of Senegal wishes to implement in order to carry out appropriate measures to modernize and develop the nation through ICT.

Louis-Nino Kansoun, special envoy





 
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