rLG in partnership with Malian government to improve ICT

A three-member Malian delegation on Wednesday paid a visit to rLG Communication to see how best to cooperate in the area of Information Communication technology (ICT).

The cooperation between the Malian government and the communication company would be in the form of training services and the provision rLG products to curb the unemployment situation in that country.

The delegation was taken through a tour of the company’s facilities including the rLG institute of technology training center, the showroom, customer complaint unit, the laptop and mobile phone assembling plant.

At the training institute, Mr Kwaku Nsiah Mensah, Training supervisor told the delegation in Accra that as part of the Government of Ghana’s one laptop per child project teachers were being trained to improve on their skills and knowledge.

He said the company also offered training to the general public in areas like hardware and software and after that most of them would be offered a job in the company.

He said with the cooperation between the two countries, it would create an opportunity to accelerate the growth of ICT on the African continent.

On the tour to the laptop and mobile phone assembling plants, the delegation were also briefed on the operation of the unit and how demanding their job was as a department of the company.

Mr Roland Agambire, Chief Executive of rLG, said management was delighted to have such cooperation with the Mali government, since plans were advanced to enter into the francophone countries in the West African zone.

He said when the cooperation is finalized with a memorandum of understanding Ghanaians would be sent to Mali to train their counterparts which would also create more jobs opportunities.

Mr Agambire said the company would continue to foster good relationships with its West African counterparts to improve on the socio-economic wellbeing of citizens.

He said currently the company has started commercial activities in the Nigerian market following its launch in the Gambia.

Mr Youssouf Dramane Kone, the First Counsellor at the Malian Embassy in Ghana, who led the delegation, expressed gratitude to management for the tour and hoped  that the cooperation would yield fruitful in the coming years.

He said it is the plan of the Malian government for everybody in that country to be able to have basic knowledge in ICT to improve economic activities.

He commended the CEO for his visionary ideas in expanding ICT across Africa.

Madam Maiga Aminata, National Director of Vocational Training, said the visit was on the recommendation of their Minister of Employment who visited Ghana during the year.

Source: GNA

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