MICT Minister reiterates importance of training communications officers

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Peya Mushelenga, has reiterated the importance of training communications officers in the public sector as they prepare for the implementation of the Access to Information Act.

Dr. Mushelenga made these remarks at the ministry's weeklong training for communications officers at Oshakati.

The training is being attended by over 50 communication officers from different public institutions. 

Nationhood and National Pride Campaign a success

The declaration of Namibia's independence in 1990 implied that Namibian people would forever live in unity and take pride in their nationhood.

The My Nationhood and National Pride Campaign Program was introduced to ensure that the spirit of unity, peace, stability, and pride will forever live on among Namibians.

With its popular slogan 'My Namibia, My Country, My Pride,' the Nationhood and National Pride Campaign was first launched in May 2011 by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

National broadcaster urged to focus coverage in rural areas

The Information and Communication Technology Minister, Dr Peya Mushelenga, has urged reporters of the national broadcaster to also focus their coverage in rural areas.

Dr. Mushelenga made the call when he visited the Otjiwarongo nbc Regional Contribution Center after he opened the communication officers training workshop in the town.

Dr. Mushelenga said there is a constant need for rural development and current affairs to be featured on the daily news platforms of the national broadcaster.

MICT introduces Digital Literacy Programme

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.

Social justice academic urges government to speedily operationalize new Access to Information Act

A social justice academic has cautioned the government not to delay the operationalization of Namibia's new Access to Information Act, which promises to promote transparency, accountability and good governance.

Namibia's long-awaited Access to Information Act was promulgated and published in the Government Gazette in December last year. 

The law provides the right of access to information to both public and private entities. 

However, the provisions of this statute are yet to be operationalized.

Mushelenga inaugurates 1000th network tower at Okadhiya

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr Peya Mushelenga has inaugurated the 1000th  network tower at Okadhiya in the Oshana Region's Okatyali Constituency set up by the telecommunications giant MTC.

The latest tower is part of the 081Every1 project which MTC launched in 2017. 

Mushelenga says the presence of the network tower at Okadhiya will expand coverage to under-served rural areas and symbolises the growth of ICT infrastructure in the country.

Flood Risk Communication Center commissioned in the Ohangwena

The Information and Communication Technology Minister commissioned the Flood Risk Communication Center at Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region.

The center will serve as a platform where information and updates are communicated about the flood situation to the public by authorized personnel, to avoid disinformation circulating.  

Opening the center, Dr. Peya Mushelenga cautioned the public to stop spreading false information.

Ministry of MICT reviews its five year strategic plan

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is reviewing its five-year strategic plan at a retreat that started in Windhoek on Thursday.

The strategic review is attended by staff of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, and representatives of state-owned enterprises operating under the ministry, including the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc).

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, stressed the importance of reviewing its strategic plan.

Kavango-East Regional Council Chair hails development projects

The Chairperson of the Kavango-East Regional Council, Damian Maghambayi, has applauded stakeholders for successfully completing planned projects during the 2022–2023 financial period. 

Maghambayi made these remarks while reporting on numerous successful projects in his constituency during the annual Constituency Development Feedback and Project Review Briefing meeting. 

ICT Minister Dr. Mushelega disappointed with non-availability of broadcasting services in Impalila Island

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelega, is disappointed with the non-availability of broadcasting services on Impalila Island.

This comes after a project to build a tower for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation was abandoned by the contractor more than four years ago.

Dr. Mushelenga, accompanied by the Executive Director, Dr. Audrin Mathe, and MICT staff, visited the site.

He said the absence of a tower on Impalilia Island is robbing residents of radio and television services.