Earth moving equipment for Kalomo, Zimba stuck at Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay
CIVIC authorities in Kalomo and Zimba districts have called on the ministry of local government to intervene in the release of earth moving equipment which was sourced from a United Kingdom supplier which is marooned in Walvis Bay, Namibia with the supplier demanding full payment of the transaction before it is cleared for transportation into the country.

They bemoaned that the delay by Techmiya Commercials Limited of the United Kingdom to release the earth moving equipment which the local authorities bought from the constituency development fund (CDF) allocation would delay the opening up of feeder roads in the districts before the onset of rains.

Both Dundumwezi and Kalomo central constituencies Members of Parliament, Edgar Singombe and Request Muntanga including their Mapatizya constituency counterpart, Clive Miyanda have appealed to the local government minister through the provincial administration to convince the supplier to release the equipment.

And Kalomo acting council secretary, Mathews Mashapi confirmed the development in a separate interview with saying the company was holding on to the equipment on the understanding that the previous constituencies, namely Kanyama, Munali, Shiwang%u2019andu and Chinsali who also acquired the same equipment from Techmiya and have since been delivered to their doorsteps have not yet cleared their outstanding balances.

Kalomo central,Dundumwezi and Mapatizya constituencies acquired the equipment from its 2012 CDF allocation at K3.1 million and have agreed to pay the balance from this year’s allocation to enable civic authorities provide better services to its communities especially in the road sector.