President Kagame launches Africa’s first smartphone factory in Rwanda


Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has launched a smartphone manufacturing plant, the first of its kind in the African continent.

Kagame launched the factory (Mara Phones Production Plant) on Monday, October 7, at the Kigali special economic zone in Gasabo district.


“The Mara phone joins a growing list of high-quality products that are made in our country. Producing smartphones is not a simple matter. Around 1,000 individual components are involved as we have been taken through the whole process,” the chair of the East African Community said.

“The plant is therefore a complex manufacturing operation requiring significant technical skill and expertise and is another milestone on our journey to high-tech made in Rwanda industry,” he added.