THE 52-kilometers tarred road for Namalubi-Isize -Luhonono district road in the Zambezi region, which is fully funded by the government of the Republic of Namibia was officially inaugurated by the Namibian President His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob last month.
It is located in the Kabbe North Constituency, and was constructed at a total cost of the tune of N$740 million.
The construction of the road project is the brainchild of the Roads Authority (RA), and started-off the ground in 2015 with the purpose of linking the floodplain areas that were constantly cut-off from the government services during floods and rainy seasons.
Works on the 52 km road which links Luhonono to Katima Mulilo was done by the Namibian company Nexus Civils. The project is fully completed and has been open to traffic.
The new road infrastructure will allow and provide full access to the entire community of the eastern floodplains in the Kabbe North and South constituencies, and it will enable easier access to entry and exit to the neighbouring Zambia.
On 28 November 2021, this official opening of the 52 kilometres Namalubi-Isize-Luhonono district road was opened by President Dr. Hage Geingob, who was accompanied by the former president Hifikepunye Pohamba who appreciated the completion of this multi-million-dollar project which was initiated under his administration.
Former president Pohamba who could not hide his happiness, and he expressed remarks that it was not easy to construct the road in the flood plain.
The road will provide accessibility to the entire eastern floodplains in the Kabbe North and South constituencies and enable easier access to neighbouring Zambia.
During his inauguration speech ,President Geingob lamented the fact that the road will provide the people of Luhonono and the floodplain of Kabbe North and Kabbe South with capacity to engage in commercial activities by obtaining income and sustainable financial opportunity.
“If you want to be rich you first have to build a road, I wish to appeal to you as residents of Luhonono to take good care of this valuable infrastructure” concluded President Geingob.