RFA, RA determined to rehabilitate national roads

The Road Fund Administration and Roads Authority say they are determined to ensure that the Katima Mulilo roads and national roads leading to neighboring countries are rehabilitated to the required standard.

The two entities signed a cooperation agreement with municipalities and town councils recently.

The Road Fund Administration has entered into an agreement with the Katima Mulilo Town Council to ensure the rehabilitation of key roads in the town, namely Dr. Sam Nujoma Drive and Hage Geingob Avenue.

Works and Transport Ministry launches digital information system

The Ministry of Works and Transport has launched a digital information system to improve the monitoring of cross-border truck movement and conduct health checks.

The system was launched on behalf of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Despite challenges the Impalila Island Road is progressing well

The construction of Impalila Island Road is progressing well, despite the challenges of the rain received during January and early this month.

Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, and Roads Authority CEO, Conrad Lutombi, inspected the roads on Friday.

The Minister of Works and Transport visited Impalila Island to get first-hand information on the road's construction and expressed satisfaction with the progress.

Road safety stakeholders active at roadblocks in Erongo region

Overtaking in blind spots, driving under the influence of alcohol, and speeding are some of the major issues contributing to road accidents in the Erongo Region.

Road safety stakeholders, including the police, the Roads Authority, the Motor Accident Vehicle Fund, and the City Police, are all active at roadblocks in the Erongo region.

Stakeholders warn motorists against taking risks on public roads, warning that culprits will be arrested.

Travelers are further cautioned not to use rest stops along public roads for drinking sprees.

Roads Authority board extends employment contract of Lutombi for another three years

The Board of the Roads Authority has decided to extend the employment contract of Chief Executive Officer Conrad Lutombi for another three years.

The three-year extension is also to allow for the recruitment process to commence timely and facilitate a smooth handover once Lutombi retires.

The extension also comes barely weeks after Lutombi was offered the top job at City Windhoek, whose package he said he was studying at the time.

Festive safety intervention operation launched at Oshiko roadblock

The joint festive safety intervention operation was launched at the Oshiko roadblock in the Oshana Region. 

The operation organised by the Roads Authority is aimed at checking on the readiness of motorists for the upcoming festive season.

The invisibility of vehicle number plates and the use of duplicate number plates to commit various offenses were some of the offenses recorded during the operation.

Roads Authority takes road cleaning-up campaign to Zambezi Region

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.

Roads Authority concerned about uncleanliness along national roads

Roads Authority Chief Executive Officer Conrad Lutombi is concerned about uncleanliness along the Trans-Zambezi Highway.
Lutombi expressed this during a stakeholders' cleanup campaign along the Trans-Zambezi Highway as part of the community sensitisation on the sustainable benefits of clean roads and environmental care.

Roads Authority launches nationwide clean-up campaign of national road reserves

The Roads Authority launched the nationwide clean-up campaign of the national road reserves at Rundu in the Kavango East Region on Thursday.

The campaign aims to sensitise all road users and communities on the sustainable benefits of keeping road reserves clean and taking care of the environment. 

Roads Authority completes upgrade of Du Plessis Farm-Epukiro RC Road 

The Constituency Councillor of Okorukambe in the Omaheke Region, Rocco Nguvauva, is pleased with the progress made by the government, through the Roads Authority, in completing upgrades to the Du Plessis Farm-Epukiro RC Road, to low volume seal standard.

Nguvauva says this is testimony to the sincerity of the government's promised development in the region. 

He says discussions are further underway to extend the road, by another 10km from Epukiro RC to Epukiro pos 3.