The Chairman of the Agams Group of Companies and CEO of Rlg Communications has been adjudged as ‘Ghana’s Leading Businessman of the Year’ by Nigeria’s leading celebrity and lifestyle publications.

Mr. Roland Agambire picked up the award over the weekend at the 16th City People Awards for Excellence, 2013 at Balmoral event center, Oregun in Lagos.

The City People Award ceremony recognizes individuals and corporate bodies who stood above their peers in the year 2012.

Mr Agambire’s award follows his recent launch of the 10-billion dollar Information Technology hub, HOPE City, aimed at creating jobs for over 300million youth in Africa.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Agambire said it was time for Africans to think big and do big things, adding that his company, RLG Communications Limited remains focused on turning Ghana and Africa at large into a knowledge-society and an active player in the global economy.

“One thing we in RLG believe in is the youth. I believe the youth are our future and currently we train and employ thousands of young men and women not only in Ghana but in Nigeria, and I believe most of them will be assembling and fixing your RLG phones and devices right here in Nigeria.”

Mr Agambire’s Rlg Institute of Technology has already trained over 50,000 youth and persons with disability across Ghana. The company currently has operational presence in The Gambia, Nigeria, China and Dubai.

Mr Agambire has won several prestigious awards and is currently the reigning Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing Man of the Year.

CIMG also adjudged Rlg phones as Product of the Year 2011 while the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) latest Ghana Club 100 listing also ranked Rlg as the 2nd Best Company in Ghana in addition to being the Fastest Growing Company, the Leader in Ghana’s ICT Sector and the Best Entrant into the Club.