Uganda Telecommunications Limited and Xinlan, a Chinese manufacturer have entered a partnership to manufacture mobile handset phones in Uganda using the locally available raw materials like Coltrane.
The partnership between the 2 companies, according to a State House statement, will also explore avenues into research, development in communication on top of manufacturing customized mobile phones. Xinlan Company manufactures mobile phone sets such as those branded Huawei and Samsung.
The venture was disclosed yesterday before President Yoweri Museveni at State House, Entebbe during a meeting with Uganda Telecommunications (UTL) official Mr. Bemanya Twebaze, where a Cellular Mobile Phone handset, to be locally manufactured in Uganda in the near future, was exhibited. State Minister for Investment, Hon. Evelyn Anite attended the meeting.
President Museveni reiterated the need for UTL management to revamp its services through strategic and profitable channels.