RFA builds houses for staff at border posts

03 Jun 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 31 MAY (NAMPA) - The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has completed the construction of 34 housing units for its employees working at several border posts in remote areas.
The RFA's accommodation construction project that started during the 2014/2015 financial year ended with the successful construction of housing units by April this year. It is part of the company's plans to improve the employment and living conditions of its workforce.
RFA Communications and Marketing Practitioner, Beulah Garises said in a media statement on Wednesday that during the 2016/2017 financial year the State-owned company completed the construction of 22 housing units at the border posts of Noordoewer and Ariamsvlei in the //Kharas Region.
Eleven housing units were constructed at each of the two border posts.
In addition, the Trans Kalahari Border Post in the Omaheke Region received seven housing units, while two housing units were completed at the Aroab/Klein Menasse Border Post in the //Kharas Region and three housing units were built at the Ngoma Border Post in the Zambezi Region.
Garises said the official handover to staff members at the Trans Kalahari Border Post will be done on Thursday.
“The Road Fund Administration recognises that housing is an important basic need for every Namibian in general, and its staff in particular.”
The project started with the building of three two-bedroom houses at Mata-Mata and Velloorsdrift border posts in the //Kharas Region and Muhembo Border Post in Kavango East Region.
The RFA was established through an Act of Parliament to manage the Namibian Road User Charging System (RUCS) and the Road Fund.
Its main objective is to manage the RUCS in such a manner to secure and allocate sufficient funding for the payment of expenditure with the view to achieve a safe and economically efficient road network in Namibia.