Transport reform initiatives in Namibia: extent and progress to date

At Independence on 21 March 1990, Namibia inherited a strictly regulated transport sector, benefiting only a few. Government published a White Paper on Transport Policy in 1994 confirming that this sector be deregulated and restructured to allow for a more competitive environment. Following this the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications started with several ambitious initiatives mostly grouped in the MWTC2000 Project, to change the regulatory and institutional environment of the transport sector. All Civil Aviation Acts are currently reviewed while the operations of the eight major airports/aerodromes will in 1997 be transferred to a State Owned Enterprise (SOE). Similarly the road sector will be deregulated with the promulgation of the Road Traffic and Transport Act later this year while a system of road user charges based on full cost recovery, will be implemented in phases over the next two years. Parts of the Department of Transport (DOT) will be restructured into a Roads Authority while the present DOT staff engaged in roads maintenance and construction work will be transferred to a corporatised Roads Contractor. This contractor must be competitive with the private sector within two years and will also be broken up into smaller contractors.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p (Session 1a, Paper 3)
  • Monograph Title: Promoting sustainable development in the transport sector
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: Part 1

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  • Accession Number: 01436018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 7:27PM