WINDHOEK, 19 APR – The Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) hopes to ensure that Namibia and her people are known by everyone, wherever they may find themselves in the world.
Nampa’s Chief Executive Officer, Isack Hamata said this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the agency and the state news agency of Cuba, Prensa Latina here on Thursday.
The MoU will see the two agencies share news, pictures and video material for use by their respective subscribers on their various news platforms.
Hamata said Nampa has similar agreements with various other news agencies in Africa and elsewhere.
“The intention is to ensure that Namibia and her people, business, tourism and investment potential is known by everyone, wherever they may find themselves in the world,” he said.
Signing the MoU on behalf of Prensa Latina, Cuba’s Ambassador to Namibia, Giraldo Mazola said the agreement will enable distribution of information on events that take place in both regions.
He said the agreement also reinforces Namibia and Cuba’s long history politically, militarily and diplomatically.
“The MoU will provide our people and many others with a real vision of what is happening and allow us to counteract the distorted assessment the western media usually projects of our realities, dreams and purposes,” Mazola said.
Nampa was founded in 1992 to provide timely, reliable news and information services to empower Namibians.
It has grown from a small national news agency that produced local news only at its inception, to a regional and international news and pictures services provider.