11 Jan 2019 14:50pm
RUNDU, 11 JAN (NAMPA) The Rundu Town Council (RTC) plans to work on repairing the Sam Nujoma road which has the worst potholes, that have not been fixed for over two years.
This has led to some motorists creating a gravel road on the side of the road in order to avoid driving through the potholes, while others have no choice but to drive through the road.
RTC acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sikongo Haihambo informed Nampa in an interview on Friday that council sent out a tender for the rehabilitation of the Sam Nujoma road.
Once the contract is finalised, which might take a little bit of time because of the public procurement notifications, the contractor can start, he said.
He added that the RTC is also in the process of completing the Mbwangungu Hamutenya road that leads to Rundu beach which was delayed for a few days.
The contractor, he said, is now just patching up a few things before the road will be completely done in due course.
The road was however open for use to the public during the festive season as it is practically completed, the acting CEO noted.
He went on to say that the RTC will continue to patch potholes on the bitumen roads, an exercise which already commenced in December 2018.
Haihambo further told the agency that with regards to the challenges of water in Rundu, council advertised a tender and they are in the process of adjudicating the award for the town to have prepaid water meters to solve their long-running problem.
Last year, council failed to buy units from the Namibia Water Corporation (Namwater), which left residents without water for days.
The installation of the prepaid water meters, he continued, will first be conducted under a pilot period of six months.
The CEO however warned that although the residents' taps are running for now, they are still not out of the woods as far as water is concerned.