Swakopmund, Aug 22- On Friday (20 August), MTC and the leadership of the Municipality
of Swakopmund embarked on a long-term strategic cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see the two parties collaborate in supporting the Namibian public sector through the provision of innovative and digital solutions.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Swakopmund, MTC’s Managing Director, Dr Licky Erastus highlighted that “the MOU is a framework of cooperation that will facilitate strategic partnership which will edge the town of Swakopmund to transform from a traditional coastal town to a smart coastal town, with a vibrant and connected digital ecosystem.
We believe that the fruits of this
partnership will translate into attracting post-Covid economic activity in new areas and also infuse life in the traditional sectors.”
At the occasion, his Worship Deputy Mayor of Swakopmund, David Am-!Gabeb expressed that
“council has a vision to transform Swakopmund into a smart city. And as part of this smart city
concept, our aim is to enhance developmental activities which focuses on digital technologies to
improve customer experience. We are therefore delighted to partner with the digital enabler,
MTC, who has committed to help the council towards realizing the goal of becoming a smart
With this partnership, Swakopmund town aims to achieve smart metering, enhanced service
delivery, processes and systems efficiency, transform government transaction services, data-
driven business processes, better access to and management of information, enhance citizen
satisfaction, and supporting and nurturing local digital innovation and solutions.
MTC’s Chief Commercial Officer, Melvin Angula, underscored that to become a smart sustainable
town, fostering partnership between utilities providers and telecommunications operators is key.
“Utilities need telecommunication infrastructure that is stable, secure, reliable and interoperable
to support a high volume of ICT-based applications and services. And for the past two years, MTC has worked tirelessly to meet such requirements. As a digital enabler, we have embarked on adopting recent developments in the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart grids and meters to drive and support the development of smart sustainable cities.”