Red Dot Distribution Expands Footprint To Uganda

drug geneva; font-size: small;”>Red Dot distributes some of the world’s leading IT brands including; Microsoft, pilule Dell, this HP, Samsung, APC, Toshiba, Logitech and eScan.

The Tanzania headquartered company was unveiled in Uganda by Hon. Nyombi Thembo, Minister of State for ICT in Kampala on September 17.

Speaking at the launch of the company in Uganda, Mr. Munir Bharwani, the managing director Red Dot Distribution said that delivering brand driven value to customers in Uganda was an integral feature of the firm’s strategic market positioning in East Africa.

“As technology bridges gaps between global markets making them more competitive, Red Dot’s uncompromising focus on customer service, competitive prices and efficient logistics modules serves as a key ingredient in our continued success,” said Bharwani.

At the launch, Hon. Nyombi, lauded Red Dot for setting up a fully-fledged service centre that will enable it to quickly service the growing customer base and allow them to offer superior after sales service to clients in Uganda.

“We are confident that your investment will fetch you an even higher return especially given the fact that the government of Uganda, arguably has probably one of the best environments to invest in, more so for the ICT sector,” Hon. Nyombi. Uganda’s ICT sector is led by the telecom sector which currently grosses over Shs1.5 trillion in annual sales.

He added the Uganda government considers ICT as one of the key pillars of growth over many decades to come.

In the 2010/11-2014/15 National Development Plan, ICT was identified as a primary growth driver.

It also sits at the core of this country’s transformation from a low developed country to a middle income country in the recently revised Vision 2040. “Of particular importance is the fact in Vision 2040, we envisage to grow ICT related exports as a percentage of total exports from below 1% today to 40% by 2040. This is an ambitious plan but by all means achievable if we all work together as stakeholders.”

Mr Bharwani further explained that Red Dot’s presence in Uganda is driven by a strategic value proposition – supporting businesses to leverage ICT and effectively position them to the next strategic level of their business.

Red Dot’s presence in Uganda is also viewed as a springboard to other key regional markets in the proximity. Today, the company is present in over half a dozen countries- Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Dubai, and Tanzania.

The company hopes to expand to Zimbabwe and more countries in Southern Africa to the Red Dot family over the coming year.


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