Uganda has today flagged off its first export shipment of mobile phones from SIMI Mobile Uganda to Morocco. National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U), Executive Director James Saaka and Investment Minister Hon. Evelyn Anite flagged off a batch of 18,000 smart and feature phones.
The phones are produced by Uganda’s first ICT manufacturing and assembling factory that was launched last year by President Yoweri Museveni.
“It is a great morning. We are excited. Today, the first batch of phones manufactured in Uganda being exported to Morocco has been flagged off,” said NITA-U ED Saaka.
While commissioning the firm last year, Museveni said that this was a drive to achieve the government’s initiative of promoting ‘Buy Uganda Build Uganda’ (BUBU) programme.
“We don’t have any other problem. We now have electricity; we are going to solve the problem of transport costs. We have also started solving the problem of ICT,” Museveni said.