CATI SAYS IT WILL BE SELLING PCs "MADE IN SENEGAL"

Computing

Based in Dakar, La Compagnie Africaine de Technologies Informatiques (Cati) wants to promote African ICT knowledge and bring Africa up to the same level as Europe, writes Isabelle Sciamma of Afrik.com. It plans to launch Senegalese-assembled PCs on to the market in the next few months. They will be put together in a factory owned by the company and the initiative is a joint venture between Cati and London-based tech investor, Time Investments. It aims to source the latest components from Asia and set itself developed world standards of production. It will train its own personnel on-site. Prices will be extremely competitive. Based in the Technopôle in Dakar, it has ambitious plans to sell 20% of its production in the Senegalese market with the balance being sold across the continent.