ICT Minister opens new multipurpose community centre at Ruacana town

RUACANA: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister, Joel Kaapanda officially opened a new multipurpose community centre at the town of Ruacana in the Omusati Region last Friday.

Although it was only officially opened on Friday, the Ruacana Multipurpose Community Centre has in fact been operational since May last year.

The ministry has provided the centre with audiovisual equipment such as video cameras, still photo cameras, and photocopiers, and it is also to avail computers with Internet connectivity at the centre.

The centre is manned by local unemployed youth who have received training from MICT officials on how to use the equipment.

Kaapanda said the centre is about bringing technological services closer to the people, especially the youth who are provided with opportunities to do research for new skills and knowledge development through the Internet.