By Lusia Lukas
WINDHOEK, APRIL 1 – Zimbabwe Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, recently visited Namibia to review a memorandum of understanding that was signed 15 years ago.
Mutsvangwa, who was accompanied by Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Namibia Rofina Chikava, met the Namibia Information, Communication and Technology Minister Stanley Simataa last week in Windhoek, according to a joint ministerial statement.
According to the statement, the reason for the visit was to “review the Memorandum of Understanding on the Sharing of Information that was signed by the two countries in 2004 in Namibia.”
During two days of meetings – 28 & 29 March – the duo created a scope for the implementation of the agreements in the broadcasting and news agency sectors. Both delegations noted the good work NamZim has done through Southern Times over past 15 years to champion the idea of a regional newspaper that allows the SADC region to tell its own narrative.
In addition, the two Ministers acknowledged the excellent relations between the two countries that date back to the days of the liberation struggles, and reaffirmed their commitment to deepen and strengthen the bilateral relations in the information sector.
Simataa was accompanied by Executive Director Mbeuta-Ua-Ndjarakana and Namibian members of the NamZim board.