India’s Keltron Electronics to invest in Malawi’s manufacturing sector

By Burnett Munthali

Keltron Electronics, an Indian computer manufacturing company, has announced plans to establish a manufacturing and assembly plant in Malawi.

India Trade Commissioner Sunil Hukumatray Rajdev made the announcement on Thursday during the Malawi-India Business Dialogue in Lilongwe.

Rajdev said Keltron Electronics is a reputable company owned by the Indian government, manufacturing well-known computers in India, including Cocunics computers, which are widely used by government agencies and citizens in India.

He said the company is currently finalizing registration processes in the country before setting up its plant.

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Trade at the Malawi-India Business Dialogue, Minister of Natural Resources Dr. Michael Usi urged Indian investors, who have been present in the country since May 6, 2024, to make meaningful investments in the country.

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