WINDHOEK: The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) yesterday launched its new data processing centre, which has the capacity to process national data such as the Labour Force Survey in a period of just five days.
NSA Statistician-General Dr John Steytler boasted at the launch that the new data processing centre is one of the biggest data capturing points in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region, with a storage capacity of 100 terabytes.
At this stage, the NSA only makes use of about 40 terabytes to store data and information.
Steytler said the centre will go a long way towards addressing the criteria of relevant, timely and quality statistics.
Meanwhile, at the same occasion, Director-General of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Tom Alweendo emphasised the urgent need for such a centre that would speed up economic development in Namibia.
The centre, which is situated in Bloekom Street in Suiderhof in the capital, was completed in four months.