18 Aug 2017 10:00am
ONDANGWA, 18 AUG (NAMPA) The establishment of Ohorongo Cements Ondangwa depot will boost the economies of the town and the Oshana Region, governor Clemens Kashuupulwa said on Thursday.
He was speaking at the official opening of the depot at Ondangwa.
This development is in line with Namibias fifth National Development Plan and the Harambee Prosperity Plans aims to build sustainable infrastructure in all corners of the country, and in particular developing Ondangwa as a logistics hub in the north, Kashuupulwa said.
Ohorongo Cement, in partnership with TransNamib, developed the depot for the distribution of cement in the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and parts of Oshikoto.
Kashuupulwa said the depot is strategically located adjacent to the Nehale lyaMpingana Railway Station and has the potential to also supply Angola.
The partnership between Ohorongo Cement and TransNamib is a lesson for all of us, as these two entities have proven to us that the Northern Railway is a good investment by our government that would bring positive change to this part of the country, the governor said.
He went on to say the partnership demonstrates the two entities commitment towards the development and industrialisation of Namibia.
We have a big clientele base in the northern regions, Ohorongo Cement Managing Director Hans-Wilhelm Schütte said.
According to Schütte, 44 per cent of the cement from the factory of his company at Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region is sold in northern Namibia, where he said people have indicated a wish to transform the country into a winning nation through entrepreneurial drive.
Ohorongo Cement invested some N.dollars 4 million in the establishment of the depot.