By Oghene Omonisa
Technical partners from China, Pakistan and India have arrived Akwa Ibom State to conclude arrangement for the take-off of a meter manufacturing company, Metering Solutions Manufacturing Services Limited (MSMSL), whose ground-breaking was performed last December at Awa-Iman, Onna Local Government Area of the state.
Interacting with newsmen after a brief meeting with the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, at Government House, Uyo, the Spokesperson of MSMSL, Mr. Zhang Loohang, said that the company which had just arrived Africa is sited in Akwa Ibom because of its strategic location in the Gulf of Guinea and attributed its establishment to the passion for making electricity available and affordable in the state by Governor Emmanuel, stating that electricity holds the key to industralisation which the state Governor seeks to put in place for his people.
Mr. Loohang explained that MSMSL is a conglomerate of several companies which would partner to proffer solution to problems arising from electricity generation and distribution.
He added that the company, when operational, would produce single phase and three phase electricity meters in various configurations and mountings, light weight, slim skeletal, compact metres for pole top installation, prepayment type meters, split type electricity meters, standard one unit electricity meters, bulk electricity meters, maximum demand meters and smart electricity meters.
Also, the Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem, noted that the meeting had lent credence to the viability of the project and assured that the first products would hit the market in the first quarter of the year.