By Hilary Mare
VEYA Information Communication Technology (Pty) Ltd has announced the acquisition of 100% ordinary shares from Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd, following a transaction, funded by the Development Bank of Namibia.
The new company promises to provide businesses with cutting edge solutions that are innovative, cost-effective, and designed to meet their business needs. The company also announced the appointment of Winnith Schrywer as the company’s first female Managing Director. In her previous role at Gijima, she was the senior manager for shared services, and brings a wealth of experience within the industry to her new job. “The existing business infrastructure the company operates with ensures continuity of service for our dynamic customer base and creates room for expansion. We are proud to have the largest footprint amongst similar ICT companies in Namibia,” said Schrywer. Veya ICT, a wholly-owned Namibian company, is excited about what they have to offer and say they are passionate about contributing to advancements in the world of high-end infrastructure, business systems and integration. The company already operates in the mining, banking, telecommunications, and Government sectors. The Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Immanuel Ngatjizeko represented by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maureen Hinda at the acquisition launch and in line with the acquisition, welcomed the formation of the new company in the context of the Government’s declared aim to increase the country’s ICT infrastructure development.
“Improving Namibia’s competitive ranking in Africa will require the promotion and utilisation of ICT as a fundamental driver of growth and competitiveness. The ability of an economy to enhance the productivity of its industries utilising available technology and actively leveraging ICT in daily activities and production processes can result in increased efficiency and improvements in the competitiveness of the business, the industry and the economy as a whole,” stated Ngatjizeko. Ngatjizeko also highlighted the impact ICT had on business trade, stating that Namibia could thrive in the global marketplace, provided the country made the additional necessary investments to overcome infrastructure problems and address the skills shortage.
Part of Veya’s strategic focus will continue to be on developing the next generation of ICT professionals through skills transfer and training, while all the time increasing its recognition for internationally accredited and certified products and services. “We will continue to identify market trends and consumer requirements through extensive research, working with tertiary institutions where possible to achieve this. Our intentions are also to stimulate innovative and technological creativity across the country by encouraging young innovators to develop their own projects,” added Schrywer. Under its new iteration, Veya is looking forward to offering clients a range of innovative and solution-led services.
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