The campaign, known as "Operation Thunder", is a joint venture between the Katima Mulilo Town Council, the Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA), the police, the Walvisbay Corridor Group and the Roads Authority.

The objectives of the campaign are to sensitise road users and communities against overloading, as well as the sustainable benefits of keeping the roads clean and the promotion of road safety awareness.

Speaking at the occasion, Divisional Manager of Transport Inspectorate, Richard Milinga, emphasised the importance of the campaign.

"Coming up with a joint operation is very key for the reason that we do not have all the resources within our organisations. We need to pull resources from each organisation so that we have at least that shared resource and try to mobilise and do better." 

Sergeant Bayole Ndala of the Kongola Police Traffic Division also spoke at the event, stating that the campaign will include inspecting vehicles for roadworthiness and those driving without a license.

"We also talk about drinking and driving cases. We know that at this time of the year that is approaching, people are coming with a mode of enjoyment. People are just saving from January to December. When they come in December, they want to come and enjoy themselves." 

He appealed to the public to pay their outstanding fines to avoid being arrested while urging road users to be more cautious and considerate of pedestrians.

"Operation Thunder" will have six teams spread out along the Kongola, Liselo, Katima-Ngoma, Liselo-Cincimani roads, and the Katima Mulilo municipal areas. The campaign is expected to end on Monday next week.


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Roads Authority
Juliet Sibeso