Ghana mobile maker enters Nigeria
BUSINESSBy BiztechAfrica - June 18, 2011, 4:09 p.m.
Ghanaian mobile phone manufacturer rLG Communications has announced its first step into the Nigerian market.
rLG said it had reached a memorandum of understanding with Nigeria’ s Osun state, which would serve as the company’ s first step into the Nigerian market.
rLG recently opened Ghana’ s first high-tech laptop and mobile assembly plant. It expects to provide employment for up to 40 000 people and aims to be a leading integrated ICT company in the West African region within the next few years. It says it aims to capture 80% of the West African market by 2012. Over 6000 youths have already been trained for the project.
In line with its latest agreement, the company is undertaking to train up to 20 000 youths in the Osun state. A USD20 million assembly plant will be built in the state, and manufacturing will start as soon as possible.
Last year, youth were trained in Gambia under a similar agreement. Negotiations are underway to train 2000 more.
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