Namibia ICT boosted by new partnership

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6 March, 2017

Namibia’s Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC), and satellite television service DStv have come to an agreement on a memorandum of understanding. This¬†will then see an educational development partnership in the African nation.

Namibia ICT Developments

The Namibian government made the first move when it made a phone call last November. It was at the annual Namibia International Investment Conference (NIIC), seeking more ICT investment from the private sector.

Namibia General Manager of MultiChoice, Roger Gertze, said that 300 MultiChoice Resource Centres (MRC) schools will implement the new agreement. MRCs come with a wealth of IT infrastructure, which includes a satellite dish, personal video recorder (PVR), decoder and television. It will offer technical installation assistance.

Gertze said:

“MultiChoice Namibia provides the ICT equipment and infrastructure to the schools and centres selected by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. The Ministry provides educational support to participating schools on the utilisation of the resources and liaises with MultiChoice on the selection of the schools to participate in the project.”

Namibia asked businesses to support its IT development plans during NIIC. They did this via an address, delivered by Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya.

Tweya said that IT is vital for a knowledge-based economy, sustainable socioeconomics and innovation. These opinions are therefore the outline¬†of Namibia’s vision for 2030.

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