Information and Communication Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya yesterday vowed not to interfere in the operations of agencies falling under his ministry, but said he would intervene if that became necessary.
He expressed trust and confidence in those tasked to lead and work for public institutions under his ministry, adding that he will only summon his intervention in extreme situations that need his political input.
He said this while encouraging all those institutions to carry out their mandates effectively and in good time.
“I’ve no interest in interfering in the affairs of your agencies, but when you become an obstacle in service delivery I’ll intervene,” he warned.
Speaking at his annual meeting where information ministerial staff and all parastatals under the ministry converge for a conversation, Tweya implored all and sundry to buy into the Harambee Prosperity Plan and ensure its full success.
He discouraged gossip, while emphasising the need for regular communication aimed at making service delivery a pinnacle of the ministry and all its agencies.
“Regular meetings are a must so that we talk about the services we’re tasked with and how efficiently we can deliver them. Let’s talk about improving our roles and leave gossip aside,” the minister said.
Under the ministry are institutions such as New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC), Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (MTC), Namzim, Namibia Press Agency (Nampa), Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), Nampost and Telecom Namibia.
Tweya directed that all the above-stated institutions must roll out their services to all corners of the country so that, as per President Hage Geingob’s mantra, no Namibian should feel left out of the services offered by the agencies.
“Let us roll out services such as mobile networks and radio frequencies to the furthest corners of our country,” he implored.
“We must be better servants of the Namibian people,” he said.
Tweya asked officials in the ministry to make available the Harambee handbook, which details all intentions of government under the plan. The Harambee document must be widely distributed and translated in vernacular languages so that all Namibians are on the same page in this regard, he said.