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Development in ICT in Gambia( RLG Communications)

The Gambia has recently witnessed the official  launching of it’s first mobile phone and laptop assembly plant .Under the RLG Communications Group headquartered in Ghana, rlg Gambia is headed by Papa Yusupha Njie as its executive director.

The Vice President and Minister for Women’s Affairs Saturday presided over the official inauguration of rlg Gambia at a ceremony held at its headquarters along Kairaba Avenue.

The group is engaged in the production and sale of communications equipment such as mobile handsets, electronic notebooks, tablets, laptops, LCD TV monitors and other accessories.

Besides the product range, RLG is also engaged in capacity building and training programs including its Mobile Phone Repair Training Program, through which rlg has had a presence in The Gambia since 2010.

In her inaugural speech the Vice President said in this day and age, no nation can develop meaningfully without embracing Information Communication Technology. According to her, it is against the background of this recognition that government continues to accord high priority to ICT by investing in human capital formation, creating the necessary infrastructure and the enabling environment for this indispensable part of our development process. Also noting that the event was an integral part of the country’s ICT agenda.

Papa Yusupha Njie, Executive Director, RLG Gambia also spoke at the event stating they have been working with RLG Ghana to setup a Gambian subsidiary called RLG Communications Gambia Ltd which is aimed at building a 1st class mobile phone and computer assembly plant, following in the footsteps of the assembly plant in Ghana and the upcoming one in Nigeria .According to him, the plant has the capacity to produce 500 phones a day and 200 laptops with a high focus on quality of service.

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