Technology giant IBM announced that they have opened a new procurement centre in Ghana, which will help to drive the way forward in IBM’s rapid business growth in the region. Located in Accra, the centre will serve clients and business partners in Ghana, as well as in 16 other African countries.
“IBM has made substantial investments in Ghana over the past few years in terms of skills development and we see opportunities for further development as business and government leaders capture the potential of information technology to transform their enterprises and support efforts to build a smarter planet,” said Joe Mensah, General Manager of IBM Ghana.
The region will be supported by activities such as purchase order creation, amendments and supplier invoice management, while the centre will be staffed with local talent to help ensure the development of new skills.
“This centre opening is another example of IBM’s efforts to become the world’s premier globally integrated enterprise. The expansion of our procurement operations in Ghana will help extend IBM’s business value and service in an important growth market,” said Fran O’Sullivan, general manager of IBM Integrated Supply Chain.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor