Togo: Gvt will Soon Set Up an Agency for its Digital Projects

Monday, 04 October 2021 12:06
Togo: Gvt will Soon Set Up an Agency for its Digital Projects

(Togo First) - Agence Togo Digital (ATD) is the name of the agency that the Togolese government will soon set up to coordinate all its digital projects. A draft bill for its creation, organization, and operation was examined and adopted last Wednesday, during the council of ministers.

The new agency will back the government in the implementation of its digital projects - projects that concern 75% of the 5-year roadmap. It will also “ensure their relevance and the efficient use of State resources,” reads the statement issued after the ministers’ council.

Another mission of the ATD is to help ministries and public administrations digitize their services.

The related bill’s examination seems to align with Lomé’s ambition to use the digital industry as a lever to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Last March, the government passed a decree to dematerialize payment modes in public administration and focused on financial inclusion.

Still, in line with the same ambition, Togo established last June its first center to store and secure sensitive data - Lomé Data Center.

 Esaïe Edoh

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