Rlg, the pioneer ICT Company in Ghana has embarked on an aggressive expansion programme to increase the capacity of its plants in order to meet the growing demand for its products.
The move is also to facilitate the creation of more jobs for the beneficiary youth in the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) ICT module.
The expansion programme which is estimated at $3 million will comprise the installation of two additional lines and other equipment to boost the capacities of both laptop and mobile plants. On completion, the plant will have the capacity of producing 3,000 mobile phones and 1000 computers per day.
The expansion has become necessary as a result of the commencement of commercial operations in the Nigeria, Gambia and other countries in the sub region and increasing demand from the local market. Currently the plant in Ghana produces to feed these markets whilst plans are far advanced to build assembly plants in these countries.
According to the COO-West Africa, Mr David Afugani, the company has witnessed astronomical growth in market performance as a result of growing confidence its brands and radical improvement in the quality and functionality of its products. He indicated that Rlg is currently embarking on an aggressive market activation campaign with Glo Ghana with the objective of activating over 1 million Glo lines with its flagship r7 entry level phone.
David Afugani emphasized that Rlg is winning the confidence of leading global ICT brands and have already entered into strategic partnerships with Google and Microsoft to create synergies to further enhance their market performance by creating amazing values for their cherished customers.
He hinted that a sod cutting ceremony would soon be held to officially commence work on the Rlg Technology Centre in MmaiDzorn in Accra. The multi-million dollar project which is modeled like the Silicon Valley in California, USA will become an international research centre for ICT development. It will also have facilities for the fabrication of all components and parts using the by-products from the downstream petro-chemical industry as the main raw materials.
This will put Ghana at the heart of ICT development in Africa and also contribute to the realization of the founder’s vision of creating One Million jobs. As a further step towards job creation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports through the NYEP is collaborating with all MMDAs across the country to set up over 15,000 beneficiaries of ICT model under the Rlg Sales and Service Kiosks Project.