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As the world moves toward digitalization, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has introduced a Digital Literacy Program.

The program was launched by ICT's Deputy Minister Emma Theofelus at Tsumkwe in the Otjozondjupa Region, and it will be rolled out to other regions during the pilot phase.

Speaking during her engagement with Ohangwena Governor Walde Ndevashiya, Theophilus says the Digital Literacy Program aims to equip Namibians with computer literacy.

This is in order to navigate online space and to enable citizens to live and work in a society where communication and access to information are increasing through digital technologies such as internet platforms, social media, and mobile services.

"We want a digitally literate nation, we want every person, regardless of age, education, or job opportunities outside of their surrounding area because it's possible."

The Deputy Minister also visited the ICT rural center in Endola Constituency to acquaint herself with the structure setup for the proper planning of the program.

The center was established by the ministry to expand and lay the foundation for e-government in rural areas.

Theofelus encouraged the community to embrace the initiative once it's rolled out to their respective constituencies.

Ohangwena Governor commended the Ministry for the initiative, calling for its speedy implementation.

"We need to fast-track the process to make sure that we don't leave out some of our people from access to service; I think that is very important if it's rolled out."

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