National road infrastructure high on Mutorwa's agenda

15 Feb 2018 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 15 FEB (NAMPA) – Poor road infrastructure is a preventing Namibian farmers, especially those in remote areas, to access the market, newly appointed Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa has said.
Mutorwa made this remark on Wednesday during a send-off occasion organised for him by the staff members of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), which he oversaw for the past twelve years.
The former MAWF minister was made works and transport minister in the recent Cabinet reshuffle by President Hage Geingob, while Alpheus !Naruseb, whom Mutorwa succeeds, will now serve as the MAWF minister.
“I will do everything in my power to improve the Namibian road infrastructure, especially in rural areas where it is so bad that farmers find it difficult to access the market,” Mutorwa promised.
Road infrastructure, according to Mutorwa, is very important not only for the agricultural sector but for Namibia as a country and it needs to be maintained so that it “can maintain us in return.”
The minister also promised that he will make his contributions to deliberations and talks relative to agriculture at all platforms where necessary.
“You have not lost me as I will still contribute to any submission done in Parliament if my input is needed,” he said.
Mutorwa on Thursday gave his introduction speech to the Ministry of Work and Transport while his successor did the same at the MAWF.