Ohorongo Cement names road after Rapatua Tjivikua

30 Nov 2016 20:50pm
OTAVI, 30 NOV (NAMPA) - The main road to Ohorongo Cement has been named after Rapatua Bartholomeus Tjivikua, who owned the land the plant is situated on.
The more than 10 kilometre stretch of tarred road connects the cement factory to the B1 road between Otavi and Tsumeb.
Tjivikua died on 15 November 2015 after falling ill.
The Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga on Wednesday inaugurated the renamed road, now called Rapatua Bartholomeus Tjivikua Avenue.
The event was attended by Tjivikua’s wife Ngumee and other family members.
“The only access road to the factory is now named after Tjivikua to honour his legacy and the spirit of development he had to have allowed this portion of his farmland to be converted into a cement factory,” said Shilunga.
The Managing Director (MD) of Ohorongo Cement, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte at the event spoke of how the management of Ohorongo purchased the land, which formed part of the bigger Farm Sargberg, from the late Tjivikua.
He would however not say how much they bought it for.
The land measures about 1 000 hectares, and still forms part of Farm Sargberg, which still belongs to Tjivikua’s family.
The farm is situated some 30 kilometres north of Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region.