Uganda has launched its first mobile phone and computer assembling plant. The partnership between the Ugandan Government and Chinese-based Simi Technologies led to the launch of the plant.
African countries has partnered tech companies globally, in a bid promote made in Africa gadgets. A few months ago, Rwanda launched the first locally made phone. This was followed by Egypt and now Uganda.
The newly launched factory will have a staff capacity of over 400 staff and run on three distinct product lines. Each of the production lines will manufacture 2000 feature phones, 1500 smartphones, and 800 laptops. It will also produce 2000 chargers, and 4000 sets of earphones.
The Uganda president, Museveni has expressed his satisfaction over the launch of the plant. He noted that Chinese solidarity with Uganda and Africa will help the continent grow and witness a tremendous change in the tech ecosystem.
The launch of the Phone and Computer assembling plant will also reduce the cost of major tech gadgets like mobile phones to Shs 20,000($5.4016) and promote the use of locally ‘Made in Uganda’ phones.
Also, the plant will remove the major cost-push factor for internet failure as it will enable people to afford good mobile devices that are internet enabled.
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