Botswana to produce electronic gadgets – including solar light

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi said work has begun on procuring systems and components of the electronics plant in Kanye village, about 70 km from the capital Gaborone. “The plant will be a fully functional factory of printed circuit boards, key inputs in the consumer electronics industry in Botswana. We envisage that once fully operational, we should be able to produce and export electronic gadgets,” said Masisi.

On a related matter, Masisi said the assembly line for the production of solar street lights has been reconfigured to allow it to double its weekly production capacity and we are preparing to manufacture printed circuit boards locally as suppliers from outside Botswana have had quality challenges with mass production.

He said the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation has developed a state-of-the-art solar-powered light that has a wide range of uses including in parking lots, gardens, farms, cattle posts, playing fields, clinics, gathering places and in numerous other locations. The solar-powered light has no running costs and is environmentally friendly, Masisi said.

Full article: The SouthernTimes



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