SAHARA TO INVEST P2 MILLION TO OPEN ICT TO PUBLIC IN BOTSWANA

Computing

SAHARA Computers Managing Director Ashok Narayan who was speaking in an interview to Monitor said that his company is investing P2m over a period spanning two years to meet the needs of the fast-pacing IT market. He said that as part of the company strategic plan to expand services, already economic strides have been put in place to facilitate the opening of a new office in Francistown by October this year.

SAHARA Computers, which has been operating in Botswana for the last five years, has supplied 48 schools across the country with SAHARA branded computers, accessories, printers, among other gadgets and was targeting the rest of the schools.

SAHARA Computers intends to introduce modern products to the market at competitive prices in the not so far future and has pledged to continue working with the Ministry of Education in many areas, including computer awareness and school curriculum related issues.

Narayan added: "We are expanding services to meet the demands of the market at an affordable price. We are the number one IT distributor in South Africa and we plan to set businesses in 14 other African countries".

"Our intention is to ensure that we offer computers at affordable prices and make sure that every average Motswana has access to ICT services as this will bring about efficiency in many spheres of life".

"We want to work with Microsoft to come up with affordable rates. We want to make the use of ICT part of the lifestyle of the people in line with the National Vision 2016". Currently, SAHARA Computers has offices in South Africa employing 300people, Botswana (17) and Kenya (20). The company is the sole distributor of some of the leading manufacturers of computer components such as Intel, Samsung, Creative, SMC Networks products, Epson Lexmark, Microsoft, Mastor, symantec, MSI, among others.

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