Windhoek-Okahandja Road to be completed in 2024

The Windhoek-Okahandja Road Project is expected to be completed by May next year.

The construction of the road, which started in 2016, will allow easy access to and from Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, and the Ovitoto roads.

Through this project, a bridge called Omakunde was also rehabilitated and upgraded this year.

The bridge will give access to the Osona Military Base and the Osona Village and mitigate congestion there.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Roads Authority (RA), Conrad Lutombi, says he is happy with the progress of the about N$2 billion project.

Key Stakeholders address the Aranos road project

Key stakeholders involved in the Onderombapa-Aminuis to Aranos road project gathered to address challenges concerning the road's progress.

The objective is to complete the road and upgrade it to full bitumen standards by 2025.

One of the focal points of the discussion revolved around employment opportunities, and local community members raised concerns about not being adequately considered in the recruitment process.

Roads Authority plans to expand some of its roads in Zambezi

The Roads Authority plans to expand some of its roads in the Zambezi region. 

Lutombi said this at the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Katima Mulilo town council, Road Fund Administration and Roads Authority.

Lutombi said, apart from the Katima Mulilo road projects expected in the next five years under the MoA, the roads authority will in addition work on the region's key roads as well.

Roads Authority needs N$15 billion to implement its five-year strategic plan

The Chief Executive Officer of the Roads Authority (RA), Conrad Lutombi, says the institution needs about N$15 billion to carry out its five-year integrated strategic business plan.

Lutombi says most of this funding would come from the line ministry, as well as road user charges through the Road Fund Administration and loans and grants from development partners.

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).

Traffic congestion in Windhoek's Aoas interchange could be something of the past

The traffic congestion in Windhoek's Aoas interchange could be something of the past with the opening of the northern access roads to the Prosperita Industrial Area.

The development marks a significant milestone in Namibia's journey towards industrialization, where access to road infrastructure plays a critical role.

The CEO of the Roads Authority, Conrad Lutombi, revealed that the road was constructed for about N$28 million and was carried out by the Roads Authority in conjunction with the City of Windhoek.

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.

City of Windhoek concludes last ordinary council meeting for 2022

The City of Windhoek held its last ordinary council meeting before it elects new office-bearers and closes off the 2022 calendar.

One of the activities, and the one that residents have been waiting for, is the appointment of the City's substantive Chief Executive Officer.

After a protracted and at times controversial recruitment process, the Council approved the appointment of Conrad Lutombi, who finally got the minister's blessing.

Minister John Mutorwa oversees inauguration of two key roads at Rundu

The Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, has reiterated the government's commitment to ensuring a regional road network that supports economic growth.

Mutorwa addressed officials at the inauguration of two key roads at Rundu in the Kavango East Region.

Phase two of the Maria Mwengere Road extends from the University of Namibia campus, over five government installations at Kayengona Village.

Dr Sam Nujoma Drive extends from Maria Mwengere Road through Kehemu Informal Settlement and up to Sauyemwa Informal Settlement.