Infinix manager touts job creation for locals

07Jun 2021
Theresia Victor
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Infinix manager touts job creation for locals

FOREIGN investors have been urged to support government efforts to create employment in the country by recruiting more Tanzanians especially youths.

Infinix Note 10 smartphones.

Speaking on Friday during the launching of Infinix Note 10 and Note 10 Pro smartphones in Dar es Salaam, Infinix Brand Manager in Tanzania, Shane Liu said employing more locals will also help them acquire skills and allow technology transfer.

Liu said that, by employing locals, foreign investors also create demand for their products and services because more people have an income to spend. “Through the use of local experts we are able to get genuine feedback on where we need to improvement so that our services and products are relevant in the market,” Liu stated.

He pointed out that through employment of locals, companies like Infinix Tanzania have brought significant fiscal, social and economic benefits not only to the people but also the country at large. Liu said the Tanzanian market has experienced exponential growth in smartphone penetration in recent years, thanks to increasing population of consumers with purchasing power.

Liu’s observation was backed by Tigo Tanzania’s Devices Manager, Mkumbo Myonga who added that having investors in the country has not only created jobs but also adds value to businesses and improve quality of life of the people.

Myonga said as part of a strategy to enhance smartphone penetration in the country and use of the Tigo 4G network, the telco is partnering with Infinix. “We continue to join hands with Infinix Tanzania to ensure that our customers and Tanzanians in general get access to 4G enabled smartphones,” he noted.

“In addition to providing our customers with a superior customer experience at an incredibly affordable price, the launching of lnfinix Note 10 and 10 Pro will bridge the digital divide by increasing smartphone adoption in the country,” Myonga added.  Myonga said that the Infinix smartphones are available in all Tigo shops countrywide and they come with a package of 78 gigabytes complimentary data bundle for a whole year.

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