Countries like India and CEOs like Sundar Pichai attest to the democratizing power of technology. Mobile internet technology, in particular, has changed the face of business across the globe, creating access and opportunities where before there were none.
Rwanda, whose economy has, in recent years, expanded at an impressive 8.6% (with inflation remaining low at 1%), has now opened its doors to Mara Phones, a subsidiary of the Mara Group.
In October 2019, Mara Phones set up the first entirely homemade smartphone factory in Africa. Eddy Sebera, the company’s country manager told CNN, “The entire manufacturing process, from the motherboard all the way to the packaging of the phone is done in our newly-opened factory.”