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Namibian roads rated best in Africa

Namibian roads rated best in Africa

Namibia has retained its status as having the best road infrastructure on the African continent for the fourth consecutive year, outperforming competitors such as South Africa and Rwanda.

This is according to the World Economic Forum’s Quality of Road Infrastructure Report for 2019. The country’s score has gone up to 5.30 from the previous score of 5.10 in 2018, putting Namibia in
the same category with countries such as Finland, Germany, Malaysia and Sweden.

Namibia’s overall global ranking has also moved up to number 21, a major move from the 28th spot the country occupied in 2018.

“The improvement in points and ranking can be attributed to a number of factors, such as the continued maintenance of our existing roads, completion of new roads and the current ongoing
construction of major capital projects such as the Windhoek-Okahandja road, Windhoek-Hosea Kutako Airport road, Swakop-Henties Bay road project and Swakop-Walvis Bay road, just to
mention a few,” Conrad Mutonga Lutombi, CEO of the Roads Authority said.

The results on country rankings of the quality of road infrastructure were released via the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2018/19.

The Global Competitive Report index tracks the performance of approximately 141 countries on 12 pillars of competitiveness, including the quality of Road Infrastructure Development.


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Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys