VMK starts assembling feature phones at Brazzaville plant

Telecoms

Congolese phone brand VMK's plant in Brazzaville started producing feature phones on 13 July ahead of an official inauguration of the facility on 22 July, Agence Ecofin reports. The basic phones include the Elikia XS, described as the first "Made in Congo" handset, produced by around a hundred young Congolese supported by Chinese technical staff.

Now that the production of the first VMK phones is underway, the company will be able to engage its plans to conquer new markets, notably Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The plant is not equipped to produce smartphones or tablets, but this is a long-term objective of the company's founder, Verone Mankou.
Source: Telecompaper 16 July 2015