13 February 2013

Ghana: Equatorial Guinea to Deepen Ties With Ghana

The government of the oil rich Equatorial Guinea has reaffirmed her commitment to deepen socio-economic ties with Ghana.

A Senior Economic Advisor to the President of Equatorial Guinea, Serapio Sima Ntutumu said his country has a lot to learn from Ghana, especially in the areas of economic development and good governance.

Mr. Ntutumu, who is also the Deputy Director General of the Equatorial Guinea National Gas Company (SONAGAS G.E), was interacting with staff of Rlg Communications Limited when he paid a working visit to the facilities of the company in Accra.

He was conducted round a number of facilities, including the Showroom and the Mobile phones and Computer Assembling Plant to familiarize himself with the Assembling process of ICT devices.

According to the company official website www.rlgghana.com, Mr. Ntutumu is said to have been particularly excited at the ICT Module under the GYEEDA, which has so far trained and equipped some 50,000 youth in Ghana.

He said with Equatorial Guinea's one million population, a sizeable number are unemployed and said replicating the module in his country will offer huge relieve to the government. He lauded the contribution of Rlg Communications towards economic emancipation of the sub region, describing it as "essentially crucial".

Mr. Ntutumu hinted his government will soon begin discussions with Rlg Communications and the government of Ghana on the possibility of exporting technology including ICT training modules into his country.

The Corporate Affairs Manager of Rlg Communications, Mr. Emmanuel Arthur conducted Mr. Ntutumu round said having successfully replicated the ICT Module in the Gambia and Nigeria, Rlg communications has positioned itself in readiness to assist other African countries over youth unemployment challenges.

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