Gobabis-Aminuis road at advanced level: Lutombi

The Roads Authority of Namibia Chief Executive Officer, Conrad Lutombi said the road between Gobabis and Aminuis will be completed in a matter of months this year.

Lutombi during a media briefing on Friday at the Office of the Omaheke Governor said the Gobabis-Aminuis and Aranos road construction are well on course and they are targeting to open the first road in Aminuis by December 2023.

“Our target is that December 2024, we will complete the road from Gobabis to Aranos, and we are making progress in that regard,” he said.

Furthermore, he indicated that they have presented to their board the extension of the road between Aminuis and Hukus. According to him they are waiting for approval next week for the road to be tarred and the commencement is yet to be announced.

“We are also happy to report that as part of this project we also identified Corridor 13, we are working very hard to ensure that before the contractor moves out of that area we could also do that,” Lutombi said.

On the Du Plessis-Epukiro road Lutombi said they are done with the first phase and they are starting with the second phase the Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa opened the same day.

“The intention moving forward is that before we complete phase two we also want to make sure that the continuation of the final phase is in place. We do not want to put a gap like we had this time,” he said.

“The whole intention is to have that road extended from Epukiro to Eiseb Block, and from Eiseb Block to Gam. That it can link Gam with Tsumkwe and Tsumkwe with Grootfontein, that is the whole idea that is reflecting in our strategic plan,” he expanded.

During the briefing Mutorwa urged political leaders to desist from fuelling tensions among people with reference to employing local people during road and other projects, as according to him all Namibians are local people.

“Appreciate that projects like road constructions are for us that are living today and those who will follow us and that it does not discriminate,” said the minister.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency