Ghana ICT firm to invest US$100 million in building 'African Silicon Valley'

rlgRlg Communications CEO Roland Agambire (right) receiving an award at an event. (Image source: Rlg Communications)Rlg Communications Limited, a mobile and computer assembling firm in Ghana, has revealed plans to invest US$100mn in building a technology centre in the country by 2014

The company’s CEO, Roland Agambire, said that the centre would be a first-of-its-kind in Africa and would modelled on other technology centres in the world such as the USA's Silicon Valley.

Agambire added that the construction work was originally scheduled to begin in January 2012, but was delayed due to technical issues. He pointed out that the centre would accommodate manufacturing plants that put together components of mobile phones and computers and would also develop software for mobile phones and computers. According to him, the centre would even take on orders from other technology giants.

Agambire revealed, “The move to build the centre has been influenced by the growing demand for its products and its expansion drive to other countries.”

To further increase its presence in Africa, the company, said it also has plans to expand into six other West African countries and three southern African countries by the first half of 2013.

Agambire, however, declined to mention the names of the countries and added that the company was planning to establish an assembling plant in Nigeria.

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