In a move aimed at developing the communications sector’s infrastructure in Ghana, Rlg Communications has announced its intention to begin with the construction of a new manufacturing centre in the West African country next month.
The mobile phone and assembly company said in a statement that the $100 million centre is to be completed by 2014, and they hope it will help boost the overall ability of the country’s IT sector.
According to Rlg, “this will be the first of its kind in Africa, modeled on other tech centres in the world.”
The company’s CEO Roland Agambire told local media that “the move was influenced by the growing demand for its products and its expansion drive to other countries.”
The centre will also develop software for mobile phones and computers, and also take on orders from other technology firms.
RLG said it also “plans to expand into six other West Africa countries and three Southern African countries by the first half of 2013″, including Nigeria.