Houses for Dobe immigration officials nearing completion

28 Jun 2016 10:50am
TSUMKWE, 28 JUN (NAMPA) - The construction of 18 houses for officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration at the Dobe border post, is nearing completion.
The border post is situated approximately 50 kilometres east of Tsumkwe settlement in the Otjozondjupa Region, and separates Namibia and Botswana.
The site engineer of construction company Neu Olulya Trading, Robert Archman on Monday told Nampa on-site he is satisfied with the progress made since last year.
“We are done with all major construction activities on the houses and we started with the painting and concealing of pipelines for water, sewage and electricity cables. We have also completed the streets between the houses,” said Archman.
He said about 50 skilled and semi-skilled workers are employed at the site since June 2015 when the digging of trenches and other construction activities started.
Archman said phase one of the project is estimated to cost N.dollars 40 million. Phase two will include the construction of the office complex and drilling of boreholes for the same ministry.
There are currently offices for the immigration officials, members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and officials in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry’s Division of Veterinary Services at the Dobe border post.
The majority of the government officials here stay in temporary housing structures.