Mozambique: Mozambican computer factory to begin production this year

7 July 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 7 July – Mozambique by the end of the year will have its own computer factory, from a partnership between Instituto de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (Institute for Information and Communications Technologies) and South African company, Sahara Computers, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The renovation of the building where the factory will be set up is now underway and it is expected to be concluded within two months, in order that all the necessary equipment be installed.

According to Jamo Macanze, manager of Instituto de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação, the factory, which will have a minimum production capacity of 100 computers per day, will go into operation by the end of the year.

Macanze said that computer production would be carried out in phases and that the amount produced depended on the business model and reaction from the market.

The price of imported components will determine the end price and the amount of computers manufactured, and the company is currently discussing tax incentives with the Centre for Investment Promotion (CPI) on the import of components. (macauhub)