Mbambo commends Kavango East infrastructure development

07 Jul 2017 18:20pm
RUNDU, 07 JULY (NAMPA) – Despite a slowdown in Namibia’s economy, the Kavango East attained commendable achievements in infrastructure development, said Regional Governor Samuel Mbambo in his 2017 State of the Region Address (SoRA) on Friday.
Mbambo said the achievements are particularly in rural constituencies.
He highlighted that during the 2016/2017 financial year, 28 classrooms were built and renovated, among others, at Dr Romanus Kampungu Senior Secondary School (Rundu Urban Constituency); Kayengona Combined School library in Rundu Rural Constituency; and Mukuvi Primary School in Ndiyona Constituency.
Concerning health and social services, the governor mentioned the completion of newly constructed clinics at Shadikongoro and Ncaute.
He applauded the Ministry of Works and Transport for the installation of streetlights at the Divundu Bridge, construction of the Divundu Sub Office, renovations of staff accommodation and electrification of one classroom block at Rundu Junior Primary School.
He also said progress was made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry through major capital projects such as the Rundu Abattoir and Uvhungu-vhungu Dairy Farm, which are all at an advanced stage, said the governor.
“Furthermore, the ministry installed pumps at the Mashare Irrigation Scheme, as well as a water tower and pumps at Uvhungu-vhungu Dairy.”
The construction of a regional office for the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MICT), which is 85 per cent complete, also made his list.
“The Regional Council constructed infrastructures such as oxidation pond, sewer and water reticulation, roads and electrification in the Ndiyona settlement. This work is towards completion at a rate of 95 per cent.”