Uganda Mobile Phones in Morocco
Uganda has exported its batch of mobile phones. FILE PHOTO

Uganda exports its first batch of homemade mobile phones to Morocco.

Uganda has exported its batch of mobile phones that were locally manufactured to Morocco.

The mobile phones were manufactured by a locally based company called SIMI technologies which is based in Namanve Industrial park and it’s owned by Chinese.

The consignment was flagged off by the State Minister in charge of Investment and Privatization Hon. Evelyn Anite and it included 18000 feature phones and smartphones.

“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,” Hon. Anite said.

Hon. Anite also said this is a big step towards reducing the cost of ICT products that are being imported in the country and this will also help in boosting the export earnings since Uganda has not been exporting any ICT product.

“This is a step towards reducing Uganda’s import bill on ICT products and boosting export earnings,” Evelyn Anite said.

Hon. Anite said that the plant does not only contribute to the economic growth and development but it also helps in building local capacity through the transfer of ICT knowledge and skills.
She went ahead to thank president Museveni for creating a conducive and ripe environment for investors.

“Not only is this plant contributing to the economic growth and development of Uganda but its immensely helping in building local capacity through transfer of ICT knowledge and skills. Big thanks to His Excellency Kaguta Museveni for tirelessly ensuring that the environment is ripe for investors,” Anite said.

Museveni homemade mobile phones
SIMI Technologies was commissioned by President Museveni.

SIMI Technologies is manufacturing phones and laptops but has also started manufacturing protective eyewear and according to Anite, the digital temperature guns manufactured by SIMI technologies will go as low as 50,000shs to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In addition to manufacturing phones and laptops, SIMI technologies has also started manufacturing protective eyewear and affordable digital temperature guns which will go for low as UGX 50,00shs to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Hon Evelyn Anite said.

SIMI Technologies is a Ugandan based company in Namanve Industrial park and it was commissioned by President Museveni in 2019 in November.

When operating at full capacity SIMI Technologies can produce 1500 smartphones, 2000 feature phones, 800 laptops, 2000 charges, 4000 USB cables and 4000 sets of earphones. The factory can also employ more 400 workers directly.