Cabinet makes decisions on Food Bank and Education

Cabinet took a number of decisions at its meeting this week in the interest of social development.

These resolutions relate to, among others, the Food Bank and the outcomes of the Namibia National Education Conference.

Announcing the decisions was Minister of Information and Communication Technology Dr. Peya Mushelenga.

Dr. Peya Mushelenga says Cabinet is in support of transforming the Food Bank into a Conditional Basic Income Grant.

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.

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.

Lack of Funds Hamper Completion of Broadcasting Tower at Impalila

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) says it is aware of the non-availability of radio and television coverage on Impalila Island and surrounding areas.

The nbc was responding to Information and Communication Technology Minister Dr Peya Mushelenga's dissatisfaction with the lack of broadcasting services on Impalila Island.

MICT Minister Dr Peya Mushelenga says corruption destroys public trust

Corruption destroys public trust, but it equally robs the public of shared resources and opportunities. 

These were some of the remarks shared by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Dr Peya Mushelenga, during an engagement with the ||Kharas regional authorities on Nationhood and National Pride at Keetmanshoop.

Dr Mushelenga says leaders entrusted with public resources are responsible for ensuring that the masses benefit from such resources and not just a handful of people.

Mushelenga reinforces national pride through NNP

A study by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) shows that Namibians lack self-esteem and feelings of excessive self-worth.

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr Peya Mushelenga, now wants to reinforce national pride through the Nationhood and National Pride Campaign.

Dr Mushelenga was in Rundu as part of his regional participation in the Nationhood and National Pride Programme.

Youth empowerment vital for a sustainable future- Dr Mushelenga

Information and Communication Technology Minister Dr Peya Mushelenga says it is vital to empower young people for a sustainable future.

Dr Mushelenga made these remarks when he addressed young people at the Oshikoto regional youth expo and public lecture organised by the Oshikoto Regional Youth Forum.

The event was held at Uukule Senior Secondary School.

Dr Mushelenga advised young people who want to venture into entrepreneurship to start from the ground up and grow their businesses step-by-step.