Growing business benefits locals
A 24 hour convenience store, car wash, bistro with takeaway and bakery and the convenience of ATM services and electricity payments are available as well as petrol cards and government fleet cards being accepted. Residents of Ongha up until the reopening, had only access to the local post office to deposit their savings. The employees underwent paid training for courses in areas such as of health and safety, culinary training customer care, work ethic. A changing room area with lockers and showers for employees and back up generator. The owner and Managing Member, Phillip Hikumwah said the business accommodates the community’s needs by allowing for business continuity. Hikumwah explained on his stations website that he saw the need of a fuel service station, a bakery and a car wash in the area because of increased traffic in the area. The Governor of the Ohangwena Region Usko Nghaamwa encouraged residents to cease going to fuel up in Angola as a way of reinvesting in their community. The service station is equipped with a generator in the case of a power outage and an office with a boardroom. The service station is said to avail more fuel in the area and improve the shopping experience of the motorists as well as the community with the availability of everyday essentials such as that provided by the bakery. Hikumwah wholly owns Maryn Properties which trades as Ongha Service station after negations with the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority. The Governor described it as the more modern of the six other service stations at Eenhana, Ondobe, Omafo and Oshikango.