rlg kicks off Ghana's ICT Revolution
What started as a mobile phone assembling project some few years ago is now growing into a giant information and communications technology (ICT) assembly point of the country, as rlg Communications out-doored its assembly plant for mobile phones and laptops.
And the importance that the country attaches to the emerging industry was evidenced by the weight of the assembly of dignitaries present at the commissioning of the company's new assembly plant at Osu, in Accra.
The occasion, which was chaired by the Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Mr. Paul V. Obeng, had as special guest, Vice President John Mahama, with Minister for Communications, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Ms. Sherry Ayittey, Minister for Education, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Minister for Tourism, Ms. Akua Sena Dansua, Deputy Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Dr. Edward Omane- Boamah, the Osu Paramountcy, and CEO of GhanaDotCom, Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor, among others, as invited guests. In his remarks as chairman for the commissioning event, Mr. P.V. Obeng, appealed to relevant institutions to help bridge the gap between demand and supply of the products of the company, by facilitating the setting up of laboratories for schools in fulfillment of the objective of making computer education accessible to all students.
“We need financial engineering to link supply with demand,” Mr. P. V. Obeng said, calling on schools to take advantage of the local assembling of computers to open laboratories with at least 30 units of computers per school to give computer literacy to students.