Waste bricks pave road to success at UisBy: ADAM HARTMAN at UIS
WASTE bricks from NamClay Bricks at Uis have been used to pave a 500-metre stretch of road from the town’s clinic to the community hall.
The road was officially opened last week by the Dâures Constituency councillor, Ernst Katjiku.
“This is an achievement that will bear many fruits for this small community,” said Katjiku.
Instead of seeing the broken bricks from the factory as waste and unusable, they now have an important function in the creation of cheap but durable and dust-free roads. The method is also simple enough to require minimal training of local workers.
The project was funded by the Road Fund Administration and provided work to 40 Uis residents.
“Now we can recycle the bricks and create jobs while developing the infrastructure of this settlement and improve the living conditions for everyone,” said Katjiku.
According to the Deodat van Wyk of the Erongo Regional Council’s Directorate of Planning and Development, the success of the pilot project paves the way for it to be expanded to other roads at the town.
The main road through Uis was also recently upgraded and resurfaced.