A local Ghanaian ICT Company, rlg Communications in partnership with its American counterpart, Microsoft and the government has initiated a $10 billion technology center dubbed “Hope City Project” at Dunkona, Kasoa near Accra to help address the unemployment situation in the country.
The project will comprise six story buildings connected with bridges and is expected to employ 50,000 people when completed while 100 professors with ICT expertise would be recruited at the center.
Speaking at the launch of the project on Monday, President John Dramani Mahama said the next stage of Ghana’s economy will be driven by the private sector with the government providing congenial atmosphere for investment.
According to him, the project has begun at a time another Technology Park was being constructed in Tema, the harbor city and lauded rlg Communications and Microsoft for what he called a historic partnership.
He observed that the partnership fits into the National Development Policy Framework that sought to use ICT to create more jobs for Ghanaian youths.
The Chief Executive Officer of rlg Communications, Roland Agambire said the project when completed would be one of the biggest ICT centers in Ghana and threw a challenge to African governments to create more opportunities for emerging young entrepreneurs on the continent to help resolve unemployment among the youths.
According to recent figures unemployment in Ghana has been on the increase in the last ten years, prompting successive government to harp on addressing the country’s employment crisis as an election pledge.
Source African Press Agency
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