OTJIWARONGO: Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa concluded a two-week stock-taking visit to ICT multi-purpose community centres in the northern regions on Thursday.
Simataa told Nampa in an interview at Otjiwarongo on Thursday that he undertook the stock-taking visit to regions that have Information and Communication Technology multi-purpose community centres which are managed by staff members of his ministry.
Multi-purpose community centres in the Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati, Kunene and Otjozondjupa Regions are all in possession of ICT equipment purchased by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, hence Simataa’s decision to familiarise himself with the centres’ operations.
The equipment at the centres was availed to the centres for use by members of the public during community functions.
“I visited them to get to know their challenges, as well as how they are functioning,” Simataa said.
He explained that all centres have public address sound systems, CD players, sound mixers, amplifiers and microphones, as well as ‘mobile cinemas’ comprising large screen projectors, electrical generators, digital video cameras and DVD players.
The deputy minister explained that the centres are located in rural areas, mostly at accessible public places like regional constituency offices, and said he was impressed to see most centres still operating properly and well resourced.