Mobile roaming crucial for SADC integration

Telecommunications officials from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana met their Namibian counterparts last week to reaffirm their commitment to implement the SADC Home and Away Roaming glide path.

Seated from left to right are Emmi Shivute, Policy Analyst: Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Namibia; Tony Chigaazira, Executive Secretary: Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa; Dr. Samuel Kundishora, Permanent Secretary: Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services of Zimbabwe; Daisy Ngambi, Representative for the Permanent Secretary: Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications of Zambia; Charles Sipanje; Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, Permanent Secretary: MICT of Namibia; and Thari Pheko, CEO of the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority. Standing are delegates from Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The meeting stems from the SADC Ministers responsible for Communications, ICT and Postal Services meeting which was held in Walvis Bay on 26 June 2015. The meeting was hosted by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Nammibia and chaired by Ua-Ndjarakana, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.