Ghana's John Mahama launches 'City of Hope'

Ghana president John Dramani Mahama on Monday launched a project to build a $10 billion IT hub near Accra within three years.

Dubbed the City of Hope, it will have Africa's tallest building, and came with the assurance that government would partner the private sector to create jobs.

"Government has made investments over the years and it is now time for the private sector to spearhead job creation in Ghana and the entire African continent," President Mahama said.

Local technology giant RLG Communications is playing an important role in the development, supported by Government.

The IT hub will be made up of six towers, including a 75-storey, 270m-high tower, two 60-storey towers and three 42-storey towers.

It will also include a university, schools, shopping centres, offices, residential areas and a hospital, as well as social and sporting amenities.

Roland Agambire, Chairman of the AGAMS Group and CEO of RLG Communications Limited, said his dream of building the city was inspired by former President Kwame Nkrumah and Tetteh Quarshie, who exhibited a lot of patriotism by setting the pace for African leaders.

"While bringing modernity and excellence into the design of the City of Hope, all efforts have been made in incorporating the Ghanaian ingenuity and culture in the architecture as its inspiration," he said.

RLG has played an important role in pioneering Ghana's IT and communications sector.

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