Geingob inaugurates Ruacana-Omakange Road

20 Aug 2015 10:00am
RUACANA, 20 AUG (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob inaugurated the Ruacana-Omakange Main Road (MR) 67, in the presence of former president Hifikepunye Pohamba at the Ruacana Constituency in the Omusati Region on Wednesday.
Addressing the gathering, Geingob said the development of the Ruacana-Omakange Road to bitumen standard by the China Machinery Engineering Corporation was a two-year project.
The Head of State noted that the project is one of Pohamba’s legacies, and a result of the Swapo Party government’s heavy investment in the country’s infrastructure development and maintenance.
“This is what the people voted for last year and as government, we are here to deliver on our promise. This is a wonderful moment in the lives of many of our citizens, especially from the north-west part of our country,” Geingob stated.
He said those who commute can now be less anxious because they can get to their destinations faster.
“This road will also help save lives since ambulances will be able to transport those who are sick or injured more safely and rapidly,” he said.
According to the Head of State, commerce will also benefit since more goods and services will be able to find their way to and from the north-western parts of Namibia.
Cattle and crop farming will benefit tremendously as well, since the Ruacana-Omakange road will serve as a viable road network between rural communities and the main business centres in the area.
“The more roads we open, the less isolated our people are from each other, allowing us to join hands as Namibians and march towards a better future for all,” the President noted.
He further told the gathering a N.dollars 420 million loan from China’s Exim Bank was used for the construction of the Ruacana-Omakange Road.
Also speaking at the event was Omusati regional governor Irginus Endjala.
“It will open up an economic corridor which will facilitate trade between Namibia and Angola through the Northwest Logistic Hub under construction at the Omahenene Border Post here,” Endjala explained.