SAHARA TO START ASSEMBLY PLANT IN MOZAMBIQUE
The government of Mozambique has agreed in principle to the opening of a 3000 unit per month Sahara assembly operation in Maputo. This development is seen as the foundation operation for what all stakeholders anticipate will be a joint venture involving Sahara Holdings and the Mozambique Information & Communication Technology (MICT) organisation.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the operation was signed by Sahara Holdings and Professor Doutor Eng. Venancio Massingue, the Minister of Science and Technology in Mozambique.
MICT is a semi-government organisation involved in various sectors, including education, business incubation and a Science Park. The agreement makes provision for a 3000 unit per month plant that will assemble and distribute both laptop and desktop units. It represents the preliminary stage of the launch of a 5000 square metre ICT and component distribution plant.
“Sahara plans to invest over three million US dollars in equipment and infra-structure in a phased manner to set up a state-of-the art assembly operation,” says Atul Gupta, MD at Sahara Computers.
Sahara Holdings, in conjunction with MICT, has identified a number of areas that will benefit from the solutions provided via this plant. These areas include government, education and the local corporate sector, with a strong focus on ICT and telecommunications development.