Global information communication technology solutions provider Huawei Technologies plans to form partnerships with the Namibian government in the provision of crime prevention technology in Namibia, said Yin Xianyu, outgoing Huawei Namibia managing director on Thursday in the capital Windhoek.
The move is set to address the challenge of security monitoring, improve security and bridge technology gaps in Namibia.
“We intend to donate and dispatch a crime prevention technology system worth one million U.S. dollars to improve e-governance in Namibia,” he said.
As an example, the system can be used in commanding and dispatching in emergency situation and national reserve areas to protect animals from being poached in conservation areas such as Etosha National Park,” he said.
Meanwhile, Namibian President Hage Geingob during a meeting with Huawei Technologies in Windhoek said that Namibia welcomes investments geared towards addressing various challenges the country faces.
“Namibia is a vast country and we need to ensure we keep up-to- date with new developments or else the digital divide will get wider, hence we welcome all friends seeking to partner with Namibia. And project proposals must be submitted in a transparent manner to the line Ministries in this regard,” said Geingob.
In the interim, Yin said that the company is set to engage with the line Ministers and key officials for further deliberation about the donation and execution of the crime prevention technology proposal at a date yet to be set.
Huawei Technologies has a footprint in information communication technology in Namibia, having jointly launched 3G and 4G mobile technologies with local Mobile Technology Company.
Huawei is also helping to increase the information communication technology coverage in the country from the current 95 percent to 100 percent by 2020, in accordance with the country’s target set out in the national blueprint, Harambee Prosperity Plan.
The company, in partnership with the University of Namibia and Namibia University of Science and Technology also trains Namibian youth in information communication technology through the Seeds for the Future Program. Enditem