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Tecno to open Nairobi assembly plant

Chinese device manufacturer Tecno is looking to set up an assembly plant in the country with an eye on the Sh17 billion government tender for the supply of the free computers to public schools.

The electronics maker, which has been finalising its education devices for the Kenyan market, is looking to set up a local factory for assembly of tablets to give it a competitive advantage over rivals.

Tecno will be going head-to-head with local universities which have lined up to supply the gadgets.

“We see the tremendous opportunity for education tenders in the African market including Kenya where there is the one child one laptop programme by the government,” said Steven Huang, general manager tablet business unit for Tecno.

“We have experience with assembling devices in the region and have lines already here. If the conditions mature, we are talking three to four months,” added Mr Huang.

Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich proposed a Sh17.58 billion allocation for deployment of ICT learning devices in schools in his budget speech.

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SOURCE: Buisness Daily