Mobile telecommunications giant, MTC, in partnership with government have launched an ambitious Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which includes incentives for the first 130 000 customers to get the jab.
The incentives are valued at N$12 million, MTC executive Tim Ekandjo announced yesterday. The VaxUp081 campaign kicks off tomorrow. The campaign is a partnership with the health and information ministries, offering the public the ability to register and book online for their Covid-19 jabs.
Ekandjo explained the campaign provides all Namibians in all regions a platform where they can make a booking for Covid-19 vaccinations.
“The VaxUp081 campaign will not only provide an easier way for our citizens to make their bookings and avoid having to stand in queues all day, but it will also provide MTC customers who will receive their first vaccination dose when booking via the VaxUp081 booking application, a free data bundle incentive. Prepaid customers will receive 1 free SuperAweh Bundle, while postpaid customers will receive a free 3GB Data Bundle valid for 60 days,” said Ekandjo.
“This platform will remain available for all Namibians even after the 130 000-incentive quota has been achieved, and the site is a zero-rated meaning one does not need airtime.” Namibia’s vaccination target is 60%, of which only 19.2% has been achieved to date.
“We certainly believe and hope that this campaign will have us drive more people to get vaccinated so that we may reach near immunity and protect each other and our loved ones from this pandemic as the Covid-19 regulations are being eased up and we slowly go back to our normalcy,” added Ekandjo.