Kambazembi Royal House welcomes Okondjatu road upgrade

08 Dec 2013 11:20am
OKONDJATU, 08 DEC (NAMPA) - Chief Uaakutjo Kambazembi of the Kambazembi Royal House in the Otjozondjupa Region has applauded Government’s efforts to bring development to rural areas through the expansion of the road network.
Kambazembi, who was speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony for the extension of the Gobabis-Grootfontein road upgrade here on Thursday, said the upgrade will have enormous benefits for farmers in the two regions covered by the road.
The ceremony sets in motion construction work on the Trunk Road (TR) 14/2, which links the Omaheke and Otjozondupa Regions to each other. The road will be upgraded to bitumen standard.
Kambazembi said farmers will now have ease of passage for their livestock as the tarred road will make it easier for them to transport their livestock to markets that will give them higher returns for their animals.
“Farmers have been blessed with the upgrading of this road. We often have difficulties with bad road conditions, especially in bad weather, as farmers were unable to transport their livestock freely to markets were they would be properly compensated for the animals. This will now be something of the past,” he said.
Kambazembi called on Government to replicate the standard it has set by bringing similar projects aimed at providing development to the rural areas.
The TR14/2 road upgrade is an extension of the already upgraded Gobabis-Otjinene road, which stretches over 157 kilometres (km). That portion of the road was already upgraded and launched last year for road users.
The current phase of the project will start at approximately 3km outside Otjinene and extends over 65km to Okondjatu. From Okondjatu, the road passes through Okamatapati and Ongongoro before reaching Grootfontein.
The total distance of the road to be upgraded is estimated at 231km.