RFA spend massive amounts

Statistics show that car crashes in Windhoek have declined by 27%, whilst injuries have declined by 40% over the past year.

06 August 2020 | Economics

The initiative will go a long way in assisting the city police to achieve their mission and vision of making Windhoek the safest city in Africa. Robert Kahimise, CEO: CoW

The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has over the past five-years allocated N$ 177.2 million to the City of Windhoek towards road maintenance and traffic law enforcement.

This was said by RFA chief executive officer, Ali Ipinge, at the handover ceremony of city police vehicles and road safety equipment funded by RFA to the value of N$ 20 million here on Monday.

Ipinge said over the past five years, RFA allocated N$ 86.4 million towards roads maintenance and a further N$ 90.8 million geared for traffic law enforcement within the city.

He said in the current year, N$ 15 million has been allocated towards road maintenance, and N$ 20.1 million to law enforcement, which funded the 39 vehicles donated as well as speed cameras, and 50 alcohol testing apparatus.

“Funds from the Road Fund are allocated to various approved authorities, including all traffic law enforcement agencies in Namibia, as provided for in the RFA Act.

These recipients are the traffic law enforcement units of the City of Windhoek, Henties Bay, Keetmanshoop, Otjiwarongo, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Katima Mulilo and the Namibian police traffic division,” he said.

Ipinge noted that available statistics show that car crashes in Windhoek have declined by 27%, whilst injuries have declined by 40%and fatalities decreased by 15%over the past year.

Investment, results

He added that the detection of driving under the influence of alcohol has increased by 36%, noting that RFA’s investments into the traffic law enforcement is producing the desired results.

“Our traffic law enforcement investments are paying dividends. Last year’s festive season statistics show that traffic accidents declined by 3.8%, whilst fatalities declined by 11.3%. This tells us that we are finally getting positive returns on our traffic law enforcement investments,” said Ipinge.

At the same occasion, CoW’s chief executive officer, Robert Kahimise, said the Windhoek city police was in dire need of vehicles after its 120 vehicles were declared unfit and subsequently auctioned off as per the recommendation of the audit conducted by the municipal fleet management in 2018.

“The initiative will go a long way in assisting the city police to achieve their mission and vision of making Windhoek the safest city in Africa,” said Kahimise. - Nampa

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