Technical Committee Meeting – Oshakati

Regions: Oshana
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Topics: all
Kind of Event: technical and management committee meetings

The third Technical Committee Meeting in our 4-event-series was held at Oshandira Lodge at Oshakati, Oshana Region on August 9th, 2016.

The meeting was officially opened by Ms Nathinge of Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD). She welcomed all Local Authorities, GOPA consultants, GIZ, CRO, NABTA, TransNamib, Burmeister Consulting Engineers, as well as Law Enforcement. The Ministry of Works & Transport also welcomed all the present stakeholders of the project “Transport 4 People”, the 2-phased Scoping Study and Sustainable Transport Master Plan for Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto. After the usual presentation of the draft Master Plan and important topics on the transport situation specifically for the Oshana Region, the floor was opened for debate.

When discussing the possibility of a call-center based taxi on demand service, the Oshana Regional Council representative Ndilimake Mavulu added “free taxi call centres will be more reliable mode of transport and it will be safe, affective especially during evening hours, where eventually happen and a person who doesn’t own a vehicle is afraid of going to the road and hike any car she/he founds along the road. I believe that people who are going to operate under this system they will be registered and known”. Other topics discussed, were the issue of fencing around the TransNamib railway tracks, school transport, as well as the benefits of an improved transport system. In relation to the latter, Ndilimeke Mavulu also stated that “If there will be a transport services, mini buses, improved pick-up to operate in the rural areas, it will also create employment and it will also improve the living standard of the people in the rural areas”.

The vital discussions at the technical committee meetings are important for the outcome of the project as the Master Plan needs to show feasible and local solutions for the improvement of transport and road safety in the project region in order to create ownership of the measures.

 

You can find the Executive Summary of the Scoping Study in the Documents section of this website: http://www.transport4people.com.na/documents