Another Step in the Right Direction: Inauguration of Steering Committee

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Another milestone was reached on June 26th, 2015 for the Scoping Study and Master Plan for Sustainable Transport in the northern Regions Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto of Namibia: the Steering Committee was officially inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Works and Transport Kilus Nguvauva.

The Steering Committee is an integral part of the comprehensive integrated project steering structure that aims to achieve a participatory process and ownership by the respective regions and ministries for the project. The Committee’s responsibility ranges from approval of the Scoping Study and Master Plan, addressing policy issues raised by a Technical Committee to the fields of guidance, directing and monitoring within the project. It is chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Transport and deputised by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Urban and Rural Development as well as the administrative heads of the Regional Councils and the Local Authorities within the project region. The inauguration was completed by the official hand over of the Terms of References to the committee members, ensuring ownership and a clear understanding of responsibilities.

The meeting also witnessed the launch of the project’s website, which is also linked to the social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. The project aims at the extensive involvement of the public in the development of the Master Plan, also expressed through the project’s name: Transport4People.

The involvement of citizens and interested people is of utmost importance for such a knowledge intensive project. The users of the transport system are the experts on how to create a successful Master Plan catered to the actual needs and wants of the citizens.

Citizens and Stakeholders are welcome to contribute and comment through these channels and get updates on the process. Join us in improving the transport system and find further information on this website under the section “Get Involved”.

Steering Committee