One of Ghana’s electronic assembling companies, rLG Communications, is set to flood the local market with laptop computers assembled locally by the end of March this year. The Ghanaian ICT firm, the first to assemble mobile phones in the country, has an agreement with the government of Ghana to train people under the National Youth Employment Programme in electronics.

The company is now expanding its assembling plant to produce Plasma TVs, laptops and internet modems.

Chief Executive Officer of rLG Communication, Roland Agambire said the company would be bringing its experience in mobile phone assembling to bear on the computer section of the business.

rLG is already partnering with the government to distribute special brands of the product, named ‘MGS1 Laptop’ to public schools. The aim is to increase knowledge and application of information communication technology (ICT) in Ghanaian schools.

“Before rLG will put itself into anything, we would have studied the market. We do our research before we launch ourselves. That is what happened in the mobile phone business. We do not jump into anything without going through a process. For us entering into the market, especially with LCDs and laptops is more exciting than just doing only mobile phones. It is more complex to assemble a mobile phone than to assemble a PC or a laptop. So for us, it’s going to be one of the easiest things that we can really do,” said Mr. Agambire.