The project is part of the dynamics of the Côte d’Ivoire 2030 vision dear to President Alassane Ouattara and which aims at the structural transformation of the Ivorian economy. The two sub-projects, which were launched during a workshop open to the Prime Minister, will be implemented by the Center for the Promotion of Investments in Côte d’Ivoire (CEPICI).
These include the generalization of the Unique Registration Identifier (IDU) for companies within the country as well as the rationalization and dematerialization of business licenses and permits. Regarding the first project, Solance Amicha, Director General of CEPICI explained that it aims to extend the IDU inside the country at the level of the country’s registries.
“It is the project that allows economic operators who are inside the country to be aligned with an IDU at the same level as those created in Abidjan and which allows them to interact with the administration such as those of Abidjan,” Ms. Amichia explained. Stressing that the current device does not allow companies based inside the country to automatically generate because the commercial court in Abidjan, is not competent inside the country.
With regard to the second part, she explained that, when a company is created, an IDU and a commercial register are issued, but to be able to operate, one needs a business license, a certificate, an approval, a authorization which sometimes require long delays.
“That’s why this project is set up to ensure that from the moment the economic operator creates his business, he can also make the request to apply for his business license. The idea is to create a single portal so that all operators who apply for a license, an approval authorization can access this portal and make the request and be able to receive the license, “she said, specifying that the execution of the said projects will last 3 years.
Arthur Coulibaly, coordinator of the PPCCET, has the challenges here through the establishment and execution of these two sub-projects, aims to improve the business environment with a view to creating jobs and wealth for the youth and for women.
“We don’t want all the economic activities to be in Abidjan or Greater Abidjan, since after that we have development issues. So we want to develop our rural environment. Since we want to process our products, the best processing we can to make raw materials is to be as close as possible to the production area”, indicated Mr. Coulibaly.
“We would like to allow operators, whether national or international, to be able to have a certain fluidity in their dealings with the administration and therefore the dematerialization and rationalization will allow. We are in a dynamic that aims to improve the business environment, which in turn will in turn allow the creation of jobs and wealth for women and young people. This workshop was co-chaired by the Minister of Trade, Industry and the Promotion of SMEs and the Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice and Human Rights with, as a bonus, the participation of several ministries and state structures.