New government in Ivory Coast

New government in Ivory Coast

On May 4th, 2018, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara empowered the current Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly to form a new government.

A few weeks ago, PDCI, the coalition partner of the ruling RDR, decided to go separate to the 2020 elections. However, this decision did not meet full agreement within the PDCI. In particular, many of ministers present in the current government declared their opposition to their party's decision. They expressed their wish to be united with RDR, in the unified party RHDP.

Considering this situation, President Ouattara authorized the Prime Minister to make changes in his new government. Expectedly, Prime Minister Gon Coulibaly will call to duty those ministers who agree to remain united and work efficiently until October 2020 for the success of their government.

Because the majority of Ivorian population, including the business circles, is expecting the pursuit of the current peace and economical growth. Hence, since 8 years of stability, economic reforms, 8% growth figures, and increase in investment projects worth billions of euros, contribute to powering Africa's fastest growing economy.

The main actor of this success, President Ouattara was an economist for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. and Paris from 1968 to 1988, with duties like Vice Governor, Director and Counsellor to the Managing Director. He has a reputation as a hard-worker, keen on transparency and good governance.

Ozgur ASIK

Abidjan, 3 July 2018