Chris Twum, Ghanaian Chronicle
March 7, 2013
The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, officially has marked the beginning of creating thousands of jobs with the Rlg's Hope City project in at Dunkonaa, a suburb of Accra.
The six high rise towers designed project which has architecture of Ghana's mud houses in mind would be housing over 25,000 people and also create over 50,000 jobs to Ghanaian youth.
It will have a computer hardware assembly plant, ICT training centre, banks, shops, pleasure, sports, medical and educational facilities, all occupying a 150,000 square miles of space at Dunkonaa, a suburb of Accra.
The project, is estimated to be a world class ICT project, is aimed at bringing all ICT players under one roof and to engender paperless business practices in the country.
The Chairman of the Agams Group and CEO of Rlg Roland Agambire said the Hope City project will be one of the "hopes that this country will ever witness in the history of its life time."
Whilst bemoaning the lack of local expertise in the telecommunication sector in the country he believes that Rlg is ready to take its rightful place in the sector.
He said the crucial partnership signed with the world's largest software and programmes developer, Microsoft Corporation is to ensure the exportation of made in Ghana and made in Africa technology across the world.
"It is my dream to see hope city export technology across the globe. Today Ghana sits in the middle of the world and it is much easier to export anything from this country to any part of the world.
"This is the place where hope begins. Rlg will continue to lift high the flag of Ghana on the international stage and what we are witnessing today is an ample testimony of our resolve to operate at that level of excellence.
"What we are also seeking to do with Hope City is collaborate with Microsoft in a new initiative to create economic opportunities for over 300 million youth across the whole of Africa between the ages of 15-24, he stated"
The Senior Vice President of Microsoft in charge of Corporate Business Mr Ali Farmawey reiterated the role of information technology in the growth and development of any country.
He said ICT is the "enabler of a better tomorrow" and remains crucial in every facet of development.