By Hileni Nembwaya
THE Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (MICT) will install free internet to about 26 multi-purpose community centres that have been established in remote areas across the country.
The innovation will improve the livelihood and ensure equitable access to information, communication and technologies to all citizens including disadvantaged groups and rural communities.
Minister Tjekero Tweya made these remarks during the official inauguration of MICT Omusati regional office at Outapi.
“In Omusati region, the MPCCs are at Otamanzi and Oshifo, and I am happy with the commitment displayed so far by the community members to ensure that these centres do not become white elephants. These centres are certainly not enough and I appeal to the business sector in Omusati region to complement efforts of the Government in supporting the establishment and sustenance of MPCCs centres in rural areas,” said Tweya.
He further said that the migration to digital format is making Government more responsive and making it easier for citizens to access public records, information, and Government services through the internet.
The regional office has also opened its doors to young aspirant artists to record their music in the studios.
The office will also provide internet facilities, in addition to video production, sound services provision, writings and other functions.
“I encourage the public and especially the youth to optimally utilise services provided by this office. The Ministry has recently launched a Ministerial Customer Charter, our covenant to our customers and the general public and we would like you to hold us accountable. Already, suggestion boxes are displayed at the office for that purpose,” said Tweya.
“As you may be aware, in not so distant future, Namibia, like other countries, will migrate paper-based documents and records into digital format. Let’s not forget that the sharing of knowledge and information process cannot function without communication.”
Tweya also inaugurated the MICT Oshikoto regional office at Omuthiya, last week.
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