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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.

However, occasional patchwork to the road infrastructure in Otjiwarongo is seen as a stop-gap solution, and the deteriorating condition of roads in Otjiwarongo makes road travel a challenging and hazardous experience. 

The Governor of Otjozondjupa region, James Uerikua, and the local government officials at Otjiwarongo and the Roads Authority briefed the media on the progress made towards the complete rehabilitation of the roads in Otjiwarongo.

The Chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Management Committee, Marlene Mbakera, admitted that road conditions are a major challenge. She stressed that residents need to be informed on the progress of the rehabilitation process to avoid speculation.

The municipality, on its part, admits that the roads need serious intervention, and with the N$71 million available from the Road Fund Administration, the town council will appoint a maintenance unit contractor.

Poor road conditions pose a significant risk to the safety and well-being of residents, especially pedestrians and motorists, while well-maintained road infrastructure can bring about positive changes and improve the quality of life for the residents.

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Edelberd Mukena