NBC relocates TV License department
The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) has relocated the majority of the staff in its TV Licence department in Windhoek. This key department moved from the nbc head office in the Northern Industrial Area to new offices at nbc Radio in Pettenkoffer Street in Windhoek West.
Michaela Jaeger, Head of TV Licence at nbc said that the relocation was necessary because they need to be closer to the central business district to make it more convenient for clients to pay their TV licences. Furthermore, she disclosed that the office space they occupied at head office was urgently needed by other sections. However, she pointed out that a skeleton presence will still be maintained at head office for clients who prefer to pay their TV licenses at the Northern Industrial premises.
Jaeger advised all TV owners to ensure that their licences are up to date because they are planning the next round of household inspections as from this month, continuing through the remainder of the year. “We also intend to launch a TV Licence competition in the near future with awesome prizes, which will be open to paid up viewers only and if things go as planned, we intend our grand prize to be the coolest, sportiest and classiest grand prize ever,” she hinted.
Jaeger concluded by encouraging clients to make payments as soon as possible. “As of today the nbc will be charging 60% penalties on overdue account” she said.
Beaulah Boois, Public Relations Officer, Corporate Affairs at nbc said the TV Licence staff members received support from all nbc departments such as IT, Building Maintenance, Procurement, Transport and Communications to fast track their relocation within a reasonable time and with little inconvenience. “Within two days the relocated TV Licence staff members were online again, continuing their daily tasks of data capturing, processing of payments and responding to client queries,” she explained.