Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Omatek launches e-Xpress in Ghana

Omatek Computers Ghana Limited in partnership with the government of Ghana has formally launched its e-Xpress consumer initiative to make computer acquisition easy and affordable.

The e-Xpress scheme was launched in conjunction with the Ministry of Communications under the umbrella of the Ghana Government Assisted Personal Computer (PC) Programme - i-Advance.

Group Managing Director, Omatek Ventures Plc, Mrs. Florence Seriki, said that her firm’s e-Xpress Consumer Scheme comes with a huge funding support from partnering banks which makes it easy for civil servants, corporate executives, organizations, educational institutions, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) as well as students to acquire computers through a convenient payment plan which spreads between 12 and 24 months.

Seriki also said the collaboration between Omatek e-Xpress scheme and the i-Advance would help to bridge the digital divide, while enhancing Information Technology (IT) penetration in Ghana.

Omatek, she said, remains the only company in East, West and Central Africa that produces computers and casings from Completely Knocked Down (CKD) components sourced from the highest grades of manufacturers, thus making all Omatek computers of world-class standards comparable to any other foreign brand.

She also said that the international quality consciousness for Omatek brand of products was reflected in "The Best Systems Builder Award" presented by Microsoft in 2005.

The award, she noted, covers the West, East and Central Africa, and in effect, confirms Omatek’s pioneering status in building quality computer brands.

Commenting, the Minister of Communications, Dr. Benjamin Aggrey–Ntim said the new partnership between Omatek e-Xpress and i-Advance would enhance e-governance, especially in the public sector.

This, he said would also make the country become a truly technology driven society, urging civil servants to optimize the use of the computers to justify government’s expenditure on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructural development.

The event also marked the official unveiling of the new Omatek brand identity, power products and 8"& 10"TFT screen positioned for the education sector.

On hand to launch the e-Xpress was the Ghanaian Minister of Communication, Dr. Benjamin Aggrey – Ntim. The Ghanaian Minister of Education, Prof. Dominic Forbi, unveiled the Omatek 8 inches smartbook while the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sen. Musilium Obanikoro unveiled the new Omatek Corporate identity.

The impressive ceremony which was held at the State House Banquest Hall, was attended by the Ghanaian Minister of Defence, Kan Daapa, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representative of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana, top Bank Executives in Ghana and Omatek Directors among others.

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