African-made smartphone to go operational in 2019

Africans and others will soon be able to own smartphones made in Africa. This was disclosed at the African Investment Forum in Johannesburg by Ashish Thakkar, founder of the Mara co-operation, while presenting a prototype of the phone to over 1000 financial institutions attending the forum. He regretted that none of the 400 million smartphones used in Africa is produced on the continent, making Africans consumers and not value creators.