Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Omatek, AfriBank join forces on CAAI

Leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of Personal Computers (PC) and accessories, Omatek Computers Limited and outstanding financial institution, AfriBank Plc, have joined forces for the launching of the Computer for All Abians Initiative (CAAI) in Umuahia.

CAAI, is the Abia State government version of the Computer for All Nigerian Initiative (CANi) which was launched mid last year to boost the ownership of PCs and its subsequent penetration in the country.

Managing Director, Omatek, Mrs. Florence Seriki informed that the initiative launch Tuesday in Abia State capital is similar to Omatek’s eXpress initiative and in fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and encouraging mass computer literacy among the citizenry.

Mrs. Seriki also said that the project was facilitated through the N1.5 billion-credit facility from Afribank Plc to her company, Omatek, in recognition of long-term credit facility as one of the most crucial challenges hindering enhanced economic growth in the country.

This facility, she said, specifically is for Abia state indigenes, including home users, schools, the private sectors and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) to purchase Omatek desktop computers and laptops in a convenient, affordable way with easy payment terms stretched over a period ranging between 24 to 36 months.

“We at Omatek strongly believe information technology has become the key driver for socio-economic development worldwide. Abia state will be no exception. It is in the realisation that accelerating the state’s socio economic developmental process and improving the well being of its people depends very much on the extent to which it can use information technology,” she said.

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