U-Home Holdings Limited pre-launched their locally-made phones and televisions at an event hosted by the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) on 15th March 2023 at the UMA Head Office. The aim of the engagement was aimed to increase market for U-Home Holdings phones and televisions to local traders and dealers in Uganda.
Based in the Mbale Industrial Park, U-Home Holdings Limited has been producing a range of mobile phones for the past three months and currently employs 150 Ugandans. According to Mr. Andy Chow, the Vice President of U-Home Holdings, the company plans to double its workforce when it starts manufacturing smart watches, tablets, and smartphones in June 2023.
Dr. Ezra Rubanda, the Executive Director of UMA, praised U-Home for investing in Uganda and for the strides made to grow the value chains in the production of telecommunication gadgets. He challenged the traders to innovate around the opportunity presented by U-Home to promote locally made phones, and televisions to markets beyond Uganda.
Mr. Andy Chow, Vice President of U-Home Holdings, noted that the demand for their pilot products, especially phones, has been high due to their good quality and affordability. He added that their presence in Uganda has also helped them to offer after sales support and maintenance in case of hardware or software related issues.
Mr. Chow added that the company’s products will be available for purchase at their new premises located at Arena Mall in Nsambya, Kampala, which is set to launch in April 2023.
The traders were amazed at the grown capacity to produce telecommunications gadget in Uganda and they requested U-Home Holdings to decentralize their service centres to offer repairs, spare parts and any other maintenance services across the country.
During the event, UMA’s Business Development Director, Mr. Nkuutu Mubaraka, commended the company on their excellent work so far and pledged the association’s support in growing the business.
The Head of Communication at UMA, Ms. Lydia Tusiime, emphasized the association’s strong membership, currently consisting of 1,500 member companies in both manufacturing and service-oriented sectors. She expressed the association’s enthusiasm for supporting the growth of the telecommunication gadgets sub-sector, and noted that the association would be delighted to support the growth of the telecommunication gadgets sub-sector.