KAMPALA – Uganda’s first information and communications technology manufacturing and assembling factory, Simi technologies has this morning sent the first batch of 18,000 locally made phones to Morocco.
In a post on twitter, State Minister for Investment Evelyn Anite welcomed the development and said it would help reduce Uganda’s import bill on ICT products.
“This morning, I had the pleasure of flagging off the first batch of Ugandan made mobile phones manufactured by Uganda’s first phone manufacturing plant (SIMI Technologies) to Morocco,” Anite posted on twitter.
“This is a step towards reducing Uganda’s import bill on ICT products and boosting export earnings,” she added.
This morning, I had the pleasure of flagging off the first batch of Ugandan made mobile phones manufactured by Uganda’s first phone manufacturing plant (SIMI Technologies) to Morocco.
This is a step towards reducing Uganda’s import bill on ICT products & boosting export earnings. pic.twitter.com/AdQeMbM49x
— Hon Anite Evelyn (@HonAniteEvelyn) May 23, 2020
According to Rwakakamba Morrison, SIMI Mobile Uganda currently provides employment to over 400 youths and this he attributes to government of Uganda’s choice of prioritising investment in industrial parks and supporting industrialisation.
SIMI Company, based in Namanve, employs 400 young Ugandans. pic.twitter.com/WQBAISsKiu
— Rwakakamba Morrison (@Rwakakamba) May 23, 2020
– Simi Technologies –
Located in Namanve industrial park, Simi technologies owned by Chinese Electronics firm ENGO Holdings Uganda Limited exported smartphones and feature phones just six months after they launched operations in November last year.
The company has been supplying 2G analog phones fitted with blue tooth, camera and low emission Ddiode bulbs on the Ugandan market. The factory runs three production lines with a capacity of producing 2,000 feature phones, 1,500 smartphones, 800 laptops, 2,000 chargers, 4,000 USB cables and 4,000 sets of earphones.
Africa Tembelea understands that in order to achieve optimal output from the initial one million electronic gadgets a year, USD 15 million (approximately 55.6 billion Shillings) will be invested in a phased manner over a period of five years.