The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) says all its staff members stationed at the Trans-Kalahari/Mamuno Border Post will soon receive decent houses.
NamRA, alongside other border agencies, has seconded additional staff members to the Trans-Kalahari/Mamuno Border Post to man the 24-hour operations.
Accommodation for the employees has since been made a priority as construction of houses is about to commence.
NamRA Commissioner Sam Shivute says the provision of houses for staff members at the border post would help in the non-compromising of service delivery.
"We have already started the process of building houses at the border, and I think within a period of six weeks we must be in a position to finish about 30 houses, but in total, we are going to require about 172 housing units. So that we make sure that our officials are properly catered for and the work environment is conducive. Everything starts and ends with people."
Just after a week since the extension of the operating hours, Shivute says all complaints by the truckers, such as congestion, delays in delivery of goods, and system failures, have been addressed.
"The clients are happy now because there is no more congestion, and goods are cleared smoothly, and that is good for business both in Namibia and Botswana, and we can never thank enough our two political leaders, Dr. Geingob and Dr. Masisi, for giving us clear marching orders. I also think this project will inspire many ministries and agencies in terms of project implementation, and that when a decision is made, there are no excuses on delivery."