Electronics firm secures deal

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BOSSES at an electronics firm are celebrating after securing contracts to help spread democracy in Africa.

Peterlee-based NTE have agreed deals worth £260,000 to install microphone, translation and voting systems in the National Parliament buildings in Nigeria and Namibia.

Both Congress systems will provide members with microphone management, authorised access and voting rights, language translation, automatic camera control and internet webcasting.

Ron Elliott, managing director of NTE, said: “You wait ages for a Parliament job to come along and when it does, two come along at the same time.

“I’m really pleased that a company based in the district of Easington, is able to compete with international firms and win prestigious contracts.

“Easington receives a lot of bad press nationally and I’m very proud to be from Easington and fly the flag around the World for east Durham.”

Two NTE teams will be installing the systems during the Parliament recess over the next few weeks.