Deputy prime minister inaugurates N$151,9 million Impalila Island access roads

IMPALILA ISLAND ROADS … Residents of Impalila Island can now drive safely on the newly constructed low-volume seal access roads, which were officiated by deputy prime minister John Mutorwa on Thursday. Photos: Contributed

Deputy prime minister John Mutorwa officiated low-volume seal access roads constructed at a cost of N$151,9 million at Impalila Island on Thursday.

The newly constructed district roads 3546, 3547, and 3575, which include minor access roads to public institutions, are approximately 25 kilometres long.

Mutorwa said that the completed low-volume seal access roads represent connectivity, progress and prosperity for the community members of the island, which previously experienced severe challenges of mobility and accessibility due to the rocky terrain with soft clay sand.

“These roads will significantly improve the lives of the people of Impalila Island as seamless access to essential services in the area will be provided. Roads are a national asset and should be treated as such. Thus, I humbly ask that all road users on this island value and take good care of our national assets. Please avoid speeding and overloading your vehicles at all times,” he said.

Road Authority (RA) board member, Helen Amupolo, noted that the completion of the low-rain seal access roads is a testament to their commitment to excellence in construction and sustainable development.

“By adhering to these standards, we have ensured the project’s cost-effectiveness and prioritised the long-term durability and safety of roads on the island,” she said.

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