SPYL calls for volunteers to complete railway line

10 Feb 2015 06:00am
WINDHOEK, 10 FEB (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL)’s Secretary Elijah Ngurare has called on Namibian youth to volunteer for the construction of the Ondangwa-Oshakati railway extension.
The third phase of the extension has already commenced with the clearing of bushes and the levelling of land.
Ngurare told Nampa on Tuesday that it was the dream of Founding Father Dr Sam Nujoma for the railway to start in Ondangwa and proceed via Oshakati to Elim, Okahao, Tsandi, Ongulumbashe and Opuwo until Cape Fria in the Kunene Region near the Namibian/Angolan border.
“President Dr Sam Nujoma spearheaded this project during his term of office, and mobilised many people in the country to volunteer their labour towards the completion of the railway,” he noted.
Ngurare further encouraged the youth to participate in the completion of the northern railway line extension project, which will form part of the country's existing railway system, and ensure smooth trade within Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.
The Founding Father, he said, will again avail himself soon to the completion of the railway network, which will stretch from the Ariamsvlei border post in the far-south to the Oshikango border post in the far-north.
In the same vein, the SPYL leader also campaigned for the connection of a water pipeline from the Okavango River in the two Kavango regions to Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.
He said this pipeline will bring water closer to the people.