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First steps made to operationalise Access to Information Act

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, has presented regulations critical for enacting the Access to Information Act, 2022. 

These regulations, approved by the National Assembly, outline the procedures for appointing the Information Commissioner and Deputy Information Commissioner, roles crucial for ensuring transparency and accountability in the country.

Under the new rules, a five-member Selection Committee will oversee the appointment process. 

Committee members will serve a five-year term, with reappointment possible. 

Cabinet to ensure safe return of Angolan children and mothers

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Cabinet has decided during its meeting on April 23 to ensure the safe return of Angolan children and mothers who have been roaming the streets begging in various parts of the country.

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, revealed this during the latest Cabinet decision announcements.

The Namibian and Angolan governments have been working closely to ensure that the Angolan children selling wood crafts and begging are returned safely to Angola. 

28 May proclaimed Genocide Remembrance Day

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, has announced that Cabinet has resolved to proclaim May 28 as Genocide Remembrance Day.

National Assembly Speaker Prof. Peter Katjavivi credited the late Dr. Kuaima Riruako and Usutuaije Maamberua for tabling motions in Parliament, which paved the way for this important announcement.

The ongoing issue of genocide and its implications, particularly regarding German authorities, has been a significant concern for the nation.

Government committed to ensure citizens have access to basic needs- Theofelus

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Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, re-affirmed the government's commitment to ensuring that all citizens reap the benefits of independence. 

She stated that providing access to basic and essential needs is crucial for the development and well-being of every Namibian.

Addressing the residents of Oshikunde Constituency during the belated 34th Independence celebration held at Oshifitu Village in Ohangwena Region, Theofelus says since Independence, so many dreams have been realised as a result of economic emancipation.

Cabinet directs amendments to Electoral Act Section 74(4) preparation

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The Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, to prepare and propose amendments to Section 74(4) of the Electoral Act.

This is in view of the review of Article 45 of the Constitution and Section 77(4) of the Electoral Act of 2014, which deals with members of the public who wish to participate in elections to the effect that such persons are deemed to have resigned upon being elected to the National Assembly or National Council and not before or upon being nominated.

Namibian government allocates N$110 million for 30 network tower installations

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The Namibian government has allocated N$110 million over three years for the installation of 30 network towers.

This is intended to address the digital disparity and improve nationwide access to information. 

This commitment was conveyed by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus. 

Additionally, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) organised an information exhibition as a demonstration of support for the Minister.

Impalila Island cries for help

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, in response to concerns raised by residents of Impalila Island, noted that the Ministry is aware of the poor nbc reception on the island and other areas across the country.

Theofelus undertook a visit to Impalila Island to assess the situation at the nbc envisaged tower site and listen to the residents on the ground about what they were going through.

The Headwoman of Impalila Island, Kasimbi Matengu, raised concerns and hardships the people of Impalila face given the isolation of the island.

Annual public entity communication and public relations conference starts

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Emma Theofelus, officially opened the annual public entity communication and public relations conference at Katima Mulilo, which is being attended by all communications practitioners under the theme "Bridging the Gap through Communications.".

The platform offers attendees knowledge and skills that could better their organisations, encourage participation, and put to work lessons learned.

MICT Minister commends nbc

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Emma Theofelus, has commended the national broadcaster for its excellent coverage during the mourning period of the late President Hage Geingob.

Theofelus visited the nbc today and expressed gratitude to the dedicated staff.

The minister praised the corporation for its pivotal role in broadcasting crucial events.

ICT Minister commends nbc for world-class broadcast of late President Geingob

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The Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Emma Theofelus, made her first visit to the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) following her appointment in the portfolio.

Addressing nbc staff, the minister thanked the corporation for a world-class broadcast during the three weeks of mourning for the late President Hage Geingob.