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Minister Veikko Nekundi assesses road conditions in Okongo constituency

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Works and Transport Deputy Minister Veikko Nekundi visited the Okongo constituency in the Ohangwena Region to assess earth-track roads in that area.

These hard-to-navigate sandy roads are hampering development and making it difficult for communities to access schools and health centres promptly.

Deputy Minister Nekundi was informed by the Councillor of Okongo Constituency, Lebbeus Shipindo, that since independence, his constituency has never been provided with a single feeder road.

Muyako residents saddened by delay in development

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Muyako residents in the Katima Mulilo Rural Constituency are saddened by the delay in the construction of the Bukalo-Muyako-Ibbu and Ngoma roads.

The residents say development promises made to them were never honoured.

The community members raised their concerns during a meeting on Thursday.

They reiterated that the constituency is the second most populated after Katima Mulilo Urban, but the least developed compared to other constituencies in the region.

Otjiwarongo road infrastructure worsens, urgent action needed from local authorities

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Road infrastructure in Otjiwarongo continues to worsen and needs urgent intervention from the local government authorities in the town.

The municipality of Otjiwarongo entered into an agreement with the Roads Authority and the Road Fund Administration to upgrade the road network in Otjiwarongo.

Good road network infrastructure provides a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for goods and services. This, in turn, makes goods and services more accessible to a larger group, leading to increased trade and commerce.

Namibian roads a benchmark for African countries

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Namibia continues to be a benchmarking platform for African countries on road infrastructure.

The latest country to visit the Namibia Road Authority is Sierra Leone.

Namibia has been scooping the World Economic Forum's African road quality award for the past five consecutive years, being voted the number one on the continent as far as road infrastructure is concerned.

This has seen a number of African countries come to benchmark and learn best practices here.

Kunene residents plead for development

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Residents of Kunene are concerned about their safety due to poor road infrastructure and overflowing rivers during the rainy season.

They shared their dissatisfaction with Vice President Nangolo Mbumba at Opuwo. The residents requested that the government construct bridges at river crossings to enable them to access services during the rainy season.

A case in point is the roads that connect Okangwati and Etanga to Otjinungua via Osana. There is also a need to set up bridges in some areas that are washed away during the rainy season on the road from Opuwo to Sesfontein.

Walvis Bay taxi drivers petition

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Taxi drivers at Walvis Bay handed over a petition containing a number of concerns, including poor road conditions and perceived discrimination against Kuisebmund and factory-side road users.
 
Namibia holds the top rank among all SADC countries in terms of the best road conditions.

However taxi drivers in  Walvis Bay believe this favorable status does not extend to the harbour town.

Against this backdrop, a group of cab drivers took to the streets, demanding improved road conditions within their area.

Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport phase one extension opens

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The Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport phase one extension-southern link has been officially opened for drivers. Conrad Lutombi, CEO of the Roads Authority, announced the opening in Windhoek.

This 5-kilometre stretch of road, connecting to the Police Roadblock on the Windhoek-Rehoboth road, was completed over two years at a cost of three million dollars. The link allows traffic from Okahandja to travel to the Rehoboth police checkpoint without passing through Windhoek.

Government to continue improving road infrastructure to Namibia's tourist destination

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The government will continue to improve road infrastructure to Namibia's tourist destinations, to ensure visitors travel comfortably and safely.

This was said by the Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutortwa when he inaugurated the 20 kilometers tarred road to one of Namibia's heritage sites, Twyfelfontein in the Kunene Region.

The Twyfelfontein road upgrade was initiated in 2021 at a cost of N$36 million.

It boosts five culverts, 18 drainages and a concrete drift by Aba- ||Haub River.

Government to find alternatives to address road infrastructure in rural areas

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila visited Ompundja and Uuvudhiya Constituencies to familiarise herself with the developments in the area.

She also visited a number of facilities there.

One of the projects she visited was constructed through the Disaster Risk Management Fund three years ago to help the region deal with emergency situations.