Geingob promises 1 480km bitumen standard roads

27 Feb 2016 13:00pm
ANAMULENGE, 27 FEB (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob says every Namibian deserves equal access to good roads, electricity, water, education, health and telecommunications.
Geingob said this on Friday whilst officially inaugurating the main road (MR 129) between Omafo in the Ohangwena Region and Outapi in the Omusati Region.
The road was upgraded to bitumen standard at a cost of N.dollars 576 million.
The official opening took place in the Omusati Region’s Anamulenge Constituency.
He said access to public services is the right of every Namibian and it ties into his core principal of inclusivity and motto of “No Namibian must feel left out”.
He told the audience the government has made a commitment to the people of Namibia to build 1 480 kilometres (km) of bitumen standard roads during the next five years.
“This project is a component of that commitment,” the Namibian leader emphasised.
Geingob indicated that the renovation, upgrading, maintenance and expansion of critical sections of the transport network were done with a view to ensure safe and convenient travelling, stimulate economic activities and facilitating the movement of goods and services within Namibia and across borders.
“By providing modern road infrastructure to areas that were formerly isolated and cut off from the economic heartbeat of the country, we will be able to unlock the full economic potential of Namibia,” stated the head of state.
Road network, Geingob said, connects the nation’s capital, which is the heart of the country, to the country’s vital organs such as other urban and rural centres.
Omusati Governor Erginus Endjala said the MR 129 is an economic corridor that connects the regions of Erongo, Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Kavango West, Kavango East and Zambezi.
It stretches over 98km.