Zim, Nam sign information sharing MoU

30 Mar 2019 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 MAR (NAMPA) - The information and communication technology ministries of Namibia and Zimbabwe on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on information sharing.
A media statement issued on Friday said the cooperation will revitalise the first agreement signed in 2004 in line with the current technological developments and realities.
It will also create a platform for news agencies and broadcasters to implement agreements.
The two ministries have created a joint technical team to deliver a draft revised MoU by the end of April 2019, with a view toward signing it during a Namibia-Zimbabwe Permanent Joint Commission meeting at the end of May.
Another resolution made by Namibia’s ICT Minister Stanley Simataa and Zimbabwe’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Monica Mutsvangwa during the meeting, is to fast-track the transformation of the Southern Times into a fully-fledged Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional publication by the Secretariat.
“This will be in line with a resolution by the SADC Council of Ministers of Information, Communication and Technology of 2017 passed in Durban, South Africa,” the statement reads.
It further said the two ministers acknowledged the excellent relations between the two countries that date back to the liberation struggles and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the bilateral relations in the information sector.
The Zimbabwean delegation was led by Mutsvangwa and Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Namibia, Rofina Chikava.