Mobile telecommunications company, MTC has donated 29 iPads valued at N$260 000 to presiding officers and Cabinet members in Windhoek, Namibia.
The decision to donate the iPads comes after MTC realized that cabinet members needed to visit all regions of Namibia to engage with stakeholders and constituencies.
While handing over the iPads, Tim Ekandjo MTC chief human capital and corporate affairs officer explained that the iPads could deepen democratic governance, attain universal service and alleviate poverty.
“It is about what you use the technology for. We hope that our national leadership will desirably make use of the available technology to ease their work in carrying out their national duties,” he said.
Ekandjo further added that they believe ICT creates new opportunities for promoting sustainable development.
He also stated: “Our leaders help to market Namibia to the world, so it would make sense for them to embrace technologies they talk so often about. This will grant them improved mobility to do their work efficiently without having to return to office for basic functions such as accessing emails.”
Nangula Mbako, permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister also expressed gratitude to MTC for partnering with the Cabinet.
MTC will also provide expertise to give training to the cabinet members and presiding officers on how best to use their iPads optimally.