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Hazardous road infrastructure in Kavango West Region a concern for stakeholders

Hazardous road infrastructure in Kavango West Region a concern for stakeholders

The road infrastructure in the Kavango West Region is a cause for concern according to stakeholders, who aired this during a consultative meeting with Works and Transport Minister, John Mutorwa at Nkurenkuru recently.

The stakeholders included representatives from the Kavango West Regional Council, Nkurenkuru Town Council, Farmer’s Union, Namibia Public Transport Association and Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI).

The disgruntled stakeholders indicated that the challenges brought about by the lack of road infrastructure include; farmers experiencing trouble transporting their produce to the nearest markets, no drainage system along the roads and nearby houses flooding during the rainy season as a result, the roads have potholes and are slippery.

“The gravel roads within the local authority should be upgraded to bitumen standards instead of rehabilitating gravel roads every time,” they added.

Meanwhile, the stakeholders recommended that some roads infrastructure be regarded as a priority for extension, bitumen, rehabilitation and gravel.


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Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.