MICT opens new office in Ohangwena Region

30 Nov 2016 20:10pm
EENHANA, 30 NOV (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology inaugurated its new office for the Ohangwena Region at Eenhana on Wednesday.
The office was inaugurated by Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya, who said access to information and advice is a key resource for people to maintain active and independent lives.
The new building has a public library, Internet facilities, video production facilities and offers a range of other services.
The minister urged the community to make use of the facility.
“No matter how visionary or brilliant, a great idea or service is not worth much if it is under-utilised. I therefore encourage the public and especially the youth to optimally utilise services provided by this office,” he added.
The MICT is also installing internet services at the 26 Multi-Purpose Community Centres (MPCCs) in the remote areas of all 14 regions.
The Minister added that the government is aware of the issues in parts of the Ohangwena Region, including at Epembe, Okongo and Omundaungilo, with regards to poor network coverage and road infrastructure.
He said the government is fully committed to ensuring that all these are problems are solved under the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP).
Ohangwena Region Governor Usko Nghaamwa said the new building is a good initiative by the government to bring information closer to the community through decentralisation.