governor's message

Dr Augustin THIAM

Governor of the Yamoussoukro Autonomous District

Yamoussoukro Chief town of the District, birthplace of Félix Houphouët-boigny, is today the Political and Administrative Capital of Côte d'Ivoire.

A land of encounter and fraternity, our District always welcomes its guests in the respect of its legendary tradition of hospitality.

Located in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, a crossroads between South, North, East and West, the Yamoussoukro District covers an area of 3500 km⊃2; for more than 300,000 inhabitants.

Agricultural region at the beginning, Yamoussoukro gradually became the Ivorian technopole with its big schools. It intends in the future because of its favorable environment to position itself as a modern metropolis and perpetuate its vocation of great meetings of reflection while putting a point of honor to preserve its environment.

In the implementation of the Decentralization policy, the Yamoussoukro District, which I have the honor of chairing, intends, in a spirit of openness, to carry out its development mission by giving priority to decentralized cooperation. With the effective transfer of the political capital from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro, the Yamoussoukro District is a particularly promising area for Investors, Tourists, etc. ... because it benefits from real assets.