Agambire, Johnson, Njoku in Top Six Africa ICT Newsmakers for 2012
Global ICT news publisher, ictcatalogue.com has listed the Chairman of Rlg Communications Group, Roland Agambire among the top 6 ICT Newsmakers in Africa. The publication describe the 6 as the “movers and shakers, people who continue to influence and impact the broader African Information and Communications Technology industry in a big way. Their actions have made others sit up and take notice … they are the ‘headline grabbers”.
The internet site named the six as Jason Njoku, founder and CEO of iROKO Partners (Nigeria) whose company is said to be the world’s largest online distributor of African movies and music and Stafford Masie, founder of Thumbzup (South Africa) who at age 38 has been in the technology industry for many years and recently made headlines after establishing Thumbzup, a local payment innovations company. The rest are Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s ICT Minister who is credited to have brought sanity in into the regulation of Nigeria’s telecommunications sector. The founder of Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Holdings, NaguibSawiris is reported to have a net worth of $2.5 billion. Most recently, Sawiris made headlines following media reports announcing a deal between himself and a Tunisian businessman over the sale of Egyptian satellite news channel ONTV.
Ghana’s Roland Agambire’s workings with the governments of both the NPP and the NDC which ensured successful implementation of the ICT Module under the then NYEP earned him a place on the list. The module has trained thousands of Ghanaian youth and provided employment for many. The list also recognized Elon Musk, entrepreneur and creator of SpaceX from South Africa for proving what can be achieved when innovation and creativity are expertly blended.