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MTC supports safe city concept

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MTC will provide about 200 CCTV cameras to the City Police under a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Windhoek.

The cameras are aimed at curbing crime and helping recover items throughout the city. 

Through the signed agreement, the two parties will deploy digital technologies to assist in combating crime within the city. 

The cameras will be deployed at various identified crime hotspots and MTC towers where they have experienced theft.

MTC pledged to support the city's safety concept through the procurement of CCTV equipment and installation. 

Road safety boosts for B1 road

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Visibility equipment to be used by the Namibian Police at high accident zones along the main national road in the Otjozondjupa Region is aimed at curbing road accidents.

A local mobile telecommunications company (MTC) stepped in and donated the reflector jackets, torches, and other goods worth N$63,000 to the Namibian Police.

Road crashes, accompanied by fatalities and injuries, are experienced every other week on the B1 Road.

Deactivated SIM card holders demand answers from MTC in Katima Mulilo

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SIM card holders whose numbers have been deactivated after registration are seeking answers from MTC in Katima Mulilo.

They claim that their numbers were registered, only to find that their cards seem to have been blocked.

A long queue of both senior citizens and young people was observed in the morning, with many frustrated about their SIM cards not working. 

The majority stated that they had registered with MTC agents who visited their villages last year and did not understand the current disconnection.

MTC deactivates 323,236 SIM cards

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MTC has deactivated 323,236 SIM cards, as 1,613,893 of its subscribers, 83.3%, managed to register by the deadline on Sunday.

MTC Chief Human Capital, Corporate Affairs, and Marketing Officer, Tim Ekandjo, explains that customers with suspended numbers will not be able to utilise any services for the interim until they comply with the SIM registration process. This grace period is to last for 90 days, effective from April 1 until July 1, 2024, or as otherwise decided by CRAN.

Namibia enforces  deadline for SIM card registration

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1.6 million SIM cards have been registered across the country as of last month. 

Individuals who have not yet registered their cards are given a 15-day window to do so.

The deadline for SIM card registration remains unchanged at the end of this month, and those who do not register by then risk being suspended from telecommunication service. 

No extension to registration of SIM cards

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There will be no extension to the registration of SIM cards.

There are only two weeks left, and once the deadline hits, service providers will suspend the numbers of all unregistered subscribers.

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) held a press conference this afternoon (Friday) at the Government Information Centre for an update.

It has been 18 months since the sim card registration process started, and to date, only 45% of subscribers across the country have registered their sim cards.

NAMIBIA ANNUAL SPORT AWARDS

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The Namibia Annual Sport Awards occurred on Saturday night, with Veja Hinda, Vera Loser, and Ananias Shikongo emerging as some of the prominent winners.

This event, hosted at the MTC Dome in the Erongo region, recognized athletes, sports experts, and coaches for their dedication and hard work.

The prestigious annual ceremony's primary objective is to honor and celebrate various accomplishments in the realm of sports. It encompasses a total of twenty award categories.

MTC TO HOST FUN RUN THIS MONTH

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MTC to hosts its first-ever fun run on October 28th. This incredible event will be held at the HopSol youth league soccer field in Jan Mohr, Dorado Park.

The primary goal of the MTC Fun Run is to prioritize the well-being and health of MTC employees. However, John Ekongo, the Corporate Affairs Manager at MTC, wants to make it clear that this event is not exclusive to MTC employees. It is open to all members of the public who are looking for a fun and active experience.

MTC Namibia Denies Allegations of Missing Funds

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Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC Namibia) has released an official statement addressing allegations of missing funds.

The company's response comes after an incident in Parliament where Bernadus Swartbooi of the Landless People Movement (LPM) posed questions to the Minister of Finance and Public Enterprise, Iipumbu Shiimi, about an alleged transfer of N$1.2 billion from MTC's account to an unidentified recipient, purportedly for funding legal costs in the ongoing Fishrot court case.