DRC: ERICSSON PITCHES TO THE MINISTER KALEMA
Telecoms equipment supplier Ericsson last week got to make a pitch for business to the DRC's Vice Minister for Energy Kaloma Lusona at an organised by the Swedish Embassy to promote its countries companies in a range of fields. Swedish Ambassador Magnus Wernstedt told the gathering:"The DRC is in an important phase of its history as it moves towards democracy and stability. Alexis Samoury, Vice President, Central Africa region, Ericsson presented what the company could provide, pointing out that it was the principal provider of mobile network equipment in the country. It was also working with the Ministry and the incumbent OCPT on putting together contracts for various infrastructure projects to inter connect DRC with other countries in the region. Ericsson is a major shareholder in the Comtel fibre consortium which envisages linking DRC to Angola and other SADC countries.