Closer links between Roads Authority and trade facilitator through board appointment
The Logistics Hub Manager of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Mr Clive Smith is set to join the board of the Roads Authority as non-executive director to forge closer ties between the entity responsible for roads, and the promoter of trade who needs these roads.
Mr Smith will serve on the Roads Authority board for three years.
In the latest Corridor Group newsletter, Smith said his appointment provides an opportunity for the Walvis Bay Corridor Group to contribute to the strategic direction of the Roads Authority in particular their priority programmes under the fifth National Development Plan. “I am humbled and look forward to making a tangible contribution to the development of our transport sector,” he responded.
The Roads Authority whose statutory mandate is to manage Namibia’s national road network is the key player under NDP5 to steer the process of developing all-weather road linkages to connect Namibia to the important trade routes promoted by the Corridor Group.
“In pursuance of Namibia’s Vision 2030, a safe, sustainable road network with good road infrastructure and road user support systems, are critical in realising Namibia’s Logistics Hub Project. The Roads Authority plays a pivotal role in our efforts to position Namibia as the preferred regional logistics centre for our landlocked neighbours. Furthermore by creating new roads to link the entire population to the national economic centra, the Roads Authority contributes to Namibia’s socio-economic growth,” stated the Corridor Group.