In a recent visit to the Kampala Industrial and Business Park, Uganda’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development (PSST) Ramathan Ggoobi, expressed the need for more exporting companies like ENGO Holdings Group Ltd in Uganda’s pursuit of socio-economic transformation.
ENGO Holdings Group Ltd, an innovative mobile phone and computer manufacturing and assembling factory, is investing USD 8 million in the country to further this vision.
“Government policy is to facilitate investors to make money, but also to help Uganda transform,” emphasized the PSST during the visit.
Accompanied by the Director of Economic Affairs, Moses Kaggwa, Ramathan assured the Group CEO of ENGO Holdings, Ares Zhou, that the government is fully committed to supporting the company in becoming a leading player in the ICT industry across Africa.
One of ENGO Holdings’ notable achievements has been the successful export of SIMI mobile phones manufactured in Uganda to countries such as Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, and Tanzania. The company’s ambitions extend beyond exports, as it seeks to establish the SIMI brand as a symbol of Ugandan technological prowess.
During the meeting, Zhou urged the government to take measures against the smuggling of cheap mobile phones into Uganda. He also extended an invitation to collaborate with his company in promoting the SIMI brand within the country.
The Director of Economic Affairs, Moses Kaggwa, commended ENGO Holdings for its significant contribution to employment in Uganda, currently providing jobs to 250 young Ugandans.
“We are looking at how to make smartphones cheaper and more affordable for the majority of people in Uganda,” stated Kaggwa, reflecting the government’s commitment to enhancing access to technology and digital services for all citizens.