Computer Assembly Plant — Tema

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The world is now global village virtually sustained by Information And Communication Technology which has computers as the backbone.ICT has boosted the economies of many countries in the world and developing countries like Ghana even though with a low computer literacy rate is gradually embracing ICT which is evident in many government policies and the influx of many private IT institutions in the country. This ICT revolution is however becoming gradually unsustainable due to the lack of access to good computers by many Ghanaians. This is due to the cost and also the overdependence on used foreign computers which break up easily. The overdependence of foreign importation is also leaving the Ghanaian economy struggling. The documentation and design of a computer assembly plant to assemble computers locally and also train people and create jobs is the main objective of this thesis. This assembly plant would assemble computers locally for the Ghanaian market and also for exports and help reduce the cost of computer to the average Ghanaian. A serial assembly process is envisaged for this computer assembly plant. The Serial process is a medium by which the entire process is broken into individual steps, and completed by different assemblers in a specific sequence. The plant would not only consist of a factory but also a training school to help train people for the ICT industry.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Architecture Faculty of Architecture and Building Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Architecture Degree, 2009