In an office located on the ground floor of his villa in the chic Palmeraie district of Abidjan, Ange Frédérick Balma is in despair. “There are currently too many promises not held in the Ivorian tech ecosystem”, launches the founder of Lifi-Led, a start-up specialized in the connectivity of rural areas and smart cities. For this committed member of the Abidjan tech community, whose activities shine in the sub-region and in France, the last ministerial reshuffle of April 2022 which ratified the disappearance of the wallet digital does not pass. According to him, it symbolizes the coup de grace of the public authorities to the common effort in favor of an Ivorian Startup Act.
Disinterest of the political class
Having worked very early on on a bill aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in technology and innovation, the West African country had yet