webster shamu and namibian information minister 03-11-11.pngThe visiting Namibian Information and Communication Technology Minister, Cde Joel Kaapanda, has called on governments in Zimbabwe and Namibia to manage ICT equipment procurement, use and disposal to avoid environmental damage.

Cde Kaapanda made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on Information and Communication Technology Minister Nelson Chamisa, saying it is crucial for the two countries to ensure that their ICT equipment does not harm the environment through hazardous emissions thus contributing to global warming.

While applauding the excellent bilateral relations between Zimbabwe and Namibia, Mr. Chamisa called for enhanced cyber security cooperation and building of e-governance platforms.

Zimbabwe and Namibia are cooperating to utilise the Swakopmund optic fibre cable which is linked to the underground sea cable.

With ICTs being described as the backbone of economic growth and expansion, the two countries are working closely to ensure they complete their digitalisation programmes on the set deadline of June 2015.