Telecommunications infrastructure drive development- Simataa

INVESTMENT in the telecommunications infrastructure opens opportunities for trade within the country and in the region, further enabling real time communication which is vital for development, Stanley Simataa, Minister of Information and Communication Technology has said. Addressing delegates at the opening of the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) Service and Network Operations Southern Africa (SNOSA) conference hosted by Telecom Namibia this week, Simataa noted that Namibia has invested greatly in telecommunications infrastructure and continue to upgrade and install new infrastructure where required to ensure the delivery of fixed and mobile services. Acknowledging that the same can be said for other nations on the continent, and more specifically the SADC region, Simataa added that ICT is a crucial component in the delivery of various services such as the provision of health services and education.