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MICT launches National Symbols campaign

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The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has observed a lack of adherence and respect towards the observance of correct protocols and etiquette, particularly in the singing of the national anthem and hoisting of the national flag.

The ministry has now launched a campaign on the National Symbols under the Nationhood and National Pride Programme to educate the nation on the symbols, protocols, and etiquette.

National symbols worldwide are powerful representations of countries' identities, values, and aspirations.

Government communication officers must make communication channels more accessible to all citizens-  Mushelenga

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Government communication officers must strive to make communication channels more accessible to all citizens, regardless of location or socio-economic status.

This reminder was made by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, who urged the officers to give accurate information promptly and transparently.

The communication officers are gathered in Swakopmund for a five-day workshop that focuses on the government's communication strategy.

No further sales of dried sedimentation - Cabinet briefing

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Cabinet has directed that investigations be extended to the source of dried sedimentation and that no further sales of the product should be made.

This follows the deaths of 16 people who died of suspected food poisoning at Kayova village in the Kavango East Region.

Expressing sympathy to the bereaved family during the 8th Cabinet resolution briefing, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Theofelus noted that the cabinet endorsed the intervention to provide burial assistance as well as food provision by the office of the Prime Minister.

Youth called to make use of technology and advance businesses

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The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, has called on young people to make use of technology and advance business opportunities around it.

Theofelus made this call at the opening of the Omaheke Youth Camp and Exhibition 2023 at Gobabis.

"I urge all of you here today as young people to embrace technology and use it as a creation of a better future for ourselves and our communities. Take advantage of the resources available to you and work to develop your skills in areas such as coding, digital marketing, and e-commerce."

Mobile technology network towers along Okavango River serves Angola more than Namibia-Mushelenga

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, says mobile technology network towers along the Okavango River serve Angola more than Namibia.

Dr. Mushelenga visited Kavango East's Ndiyona Constituency to assess the network coverage in the area.

The Minister visited Likurukadi and surrounding villages, where residents complained of poor or lacklustre network coverage.

The villagers struggle to communicate using their cellphones on a daily basis.

MICT, Impact Tank Analysis Foundation sign MoU

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The Ministry of Information Communication Technology and the Impact Tank Analysis Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on transforming self-sustaining digital programmes.

The MoU will accelerate employment in the digital and technology spaces.

Deputy Minister of ICT, Emma Theofelus says the MoU will further promote the acquisition of digital skills and establish Namibia as a participant on the Globe.

Namibians creating own jobs may lie in digital transformation- Theofelus

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The key to Namibians creating their own jobs and filling the employment gap themselves may lie in digital transformation. 

This was the message by Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Theofelus, who addressed a workshop on digital transformation in the country, aimed at sharing information and best practices on e-governance,  

Namibia's Deputy Minister for Information & Communication Technology highlighted a lack of infrastructure and access to finance as among the biggest challenges facing digital start-ups and ICT entrepreneurs. 

MICT Minister reiterates importance of training communications officers

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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

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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

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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.