Arthur Zang wants to open a magnetic card manufacturing plant in Yaoundé

Boubacar Diallo

The Cameroonian engineer announced Wednesday that his project, which should ultimately create 300 jobs, will cost 100 million FCFA

The young Cameroonian computer systems engineer Arthur Zang, already inventor of the “CardioPad”, a medical touch pad allowing populations far from health centers to carry out cardiac exams, announced Wednesday “soon” magnetic card manufacturing unit in the country’s capital, Yaoundé.

Speaking on the occasion of the “Digital Village”, an “android” exhibition organized on the sidelines of the international economic conference entitled “Investing in Cameroon, land of attractions” and bringing together different actors and stakeholders in the technology sector. ‘information and communication (ICT), he said that the creation of said factory would cost 100 million FCFA.

Arthur Zang also specified that the material imported for the realization of the project, which will employ some 300 people, was already in the port of Douala, the economic metropolis.

The 28-year-old 2014 winner of the Rolex Awards for Entrepreneurship is already at the helm of Himore Medical, which employs around 150 young locals, and has to date produced 50 copies of the CardioPad.

For the erection of the assembly unit for its on-board medical application, it received support from the Cameroonian government for FCFA 20 million.


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