Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget received in audience in the auditorium of the prime minister a high-level delegation of the MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) led by its vice president Kamran Khan.
In menu exchanges, analysis of development programs in the MCC. The Prime Minister was assisted by several government sees through the visit of the delegation of the US partners of interest to the US government to the development efforts of the Ivorian state: “I would like to thank you for making moving to the head of a high-level delegation, only two months after the country was declared eligible for the Compact program of the US government … This visit reflects the commitment of the US government to support the development efforts of Ivorian economy under the leadership of President of the Republic Alassane Ouattara. ” In the same vein, regarding the election of the Ivory Coast to the program, the Prime Minister believes that it is the result of the dedication of a bold work. “The eligibility of Côte d’Ivoire to the MCC Compact program which just a year after our eligibility Threshold program is the result of hard work and efforts of our respective teams. It also reflects eloquently the quality of our excellent cooperation with the administration of MCC. We can only rejoice in it “welcomed the head of government. He did not fail to note the many achievements for the benefit of Côte d’Ivoire through the American cooperation. “In addition, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and AGOA already enjoyed the Ivory Coast, I would like to mention the important American government initiatives that offer real opportunities for the future. This is among others: Power Africa, Trade Africa, a USAID program and finally the programs against terrorism, “said Kablan Dancun. The main priorities of Côte d’Ivoire for the compact program: If the Ivorian government has conducted both qualitative and quantitative leaps on his election as many development programs internationally, many challenges remain to be met by the tenant of the prime minister. “We can assure you that we will spare no effort to not only maintain these levels of performance we have achieved, but above all to improve in the areas where our indicators are not yet green. I make particular reference here to our indicators in the important area of health, “he said. About priorities, they are fourfold.”Mr. Vice President, when we will commit ourselves together in the formation of the Compact program, very important for the Ivory Coast, you already know what our priorities are: tax collection system; the balance between training and employment, access to industrial land; the mobility of goods, services and people “, said the assistant to the head of state guests. Karman Khan, head of delegation,” this is the right time in the history of Côte d’Ivoire work with the MCC ” for Kamran Khan, vice president of operations at MCC compact, marriage between Ivory Coast is timely. “This is the right time in the history of Côte d’Ivoire to work with the MCC in order to have profitable results in the Ivorian population. MCC’s business model is based on reliable data. We therefore consider that of today, we have all the components together. So I see through the Ivorian government, a clear acceptance of these concepts. The partnership really comes at a perfect time between the Ivory Coast and the MCC and of course the bilateral relationship between the Ivory Coast and the United States will provide support for concrete and transparent results, ” announced the head of delegation. Concerning the conditions and the initiation of projects and deadlines, Karman Khan gave details. “We have three stages. The first part has already been done is to identify the constraints to development. The next step is to determine which of the constraints we will choose for how to make the choice of these constraints and then we’ll go to the selection of projects, that is to say what kinds of investments will be made ​​and all details inherent in these projects. To have a successful investment, determine the reforms both political, and institutional that must be implemented for the fulfillment and completion of its projects. All these steps will be made ​​in partnership between the Ivorian government and Mcc. The speed with which we will go will determine the timetable. Most of the other countries, the period ranged 16and 28 months for completion “, said the diplomat.