African high-tech player, Mara, has announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa.
The full-scale smartphone will soon be manufactured in plants across Africa.
“China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference on the final day of the Africa Investment Forum on Friday.
“This project will show the potential and ability that Africa can produce high quality and affordable smartphones in Africa, by Africans, for Africans and for the rest of the world.
“We are extremely grateful for the African Development Banks push in this sector which greatly encouraged our progress,” Thakkar said.
The Maraphone phone, a first-of-its-kind in the history of Africa, will produce high quality and affordable smartphones to primarily serve the population of Africa and also with the aim to export to other continents such as Europe.