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Main Stakeholders

Ministry of Works and Transport

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MWT) is responsible for sectoral policy and regulation, and has a mandate to ensure infrastructure development and maintenance on transport and state asset management.

The Ministry through the Department of Transport (DoT) takes cognisance of the importance of an enabling policy and regulatory environment as a pre-requisite for an effective transport and its related supporting systems.

Ministry of Urban and Rural Development

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development is to coordinate government activities toward rural development, establishment of an effective, decentralised Regional and Local Government system, housing and physical planning.

The Ministry has the responsibility for the development of policy, strategic planning and regulation to be carried out by regional government and local authorities covering also the four Northern project regions Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Namibia is supported by the German Government in the development of the transport sector. The development measure “Strengthening of the institutional development in the road sector” began in 2004 and currently is planned for until November 2016. The project is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH together with the Namibian Partners Ministry of Works and Transport (MWT). Its objective is defined as “Economically sustainable and socially balanced planning, organisation and human resources in the road transport sector of Namibia are improved”. This is to be achieved through the implementation of several components, which include the consolidation of the sector reform in the road sector and the development of academic capacities at the Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of Namibia. Also the project components, „MoveWindhoek“,” Revision of the White Paper on Transport Policy” and the “Scoping Study and Master Plan for Sustainable Transport in Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto” are part of this overall transport sector technical cooperation project.

GIZ has been very active in the sustainable (urban) transport sector for many years. Ongoing projects include “Transport Demand Management - Mitigation of Emissions in Urban Transport in China”, “Climate Friendly Mobility in Ukrainian Cities” and “Public Transport Development in Danang, Vietnam”. Recent engagements in public transport in Africa were in the development and implementation of the BRT Rea Vaya in Johannesburg and in the recently started project on “Promotion of Sustainable Urban Transport in East African Cities”. Besides its engagement in bilateral projects in partner countries, the well-known “Sustainable Transport: A Sourcebook for Policy-makers in Developing Cities” was developed by GIZ in its Sustainable Urban Transport Project. Different modules cover all aspects of urban transport such as bus regulation & planning, non-motorised transport, transport demand management, economic instruments and are available at www.sutp.org.

Regional Councils and Local Authorities

The role of regional councils as per the Regional Councils Act (Act 22 of 1992) includes socio-economic development planning, establishing, administering and controlling of settlement areas. The Act also allows for the provision of support to local governments to enable them to improve their status and advise the Government on matters affecting their region.

The role of local authorities including town and village councils is similar to that of regional councils. Their interest is in improving transport access and connectivity, reducing urban transport congestion and increasing urban-rural and inter-regional transport services, adequate planning for bus and taxi transport terminals/interchanges and for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

A list of the participating Regional Councils and Local Authorities is provided below:

 

Ohangwena Regional Council
Ohangwena Regional Council
Eenhana Town Council
Eenhana Town Council
Helao Nafidi Town Council
Helao Nafidi Town Council
Oshana Regional Council
Oshana Regional Council
Ondangwa Town Council
Ondangwa Town Council
Ongwediva Town Council
Ongwediva Town Council
Oshakati Town Council
Oshakati Town Council
Oshikoto Regional Council
Oshikoto Regional Council
Omuthiya Town Council
Omuthiya Town Council
Outapi Town Council
Outapi Town Council
Tsumeb Municipality
Tsumeb Municipality
Omusati Regional Council
Omusati Regional Council
Okahao Town Council
Okahao Town Council
Oshikuku Town Council
Oshikuku Town Council
Ruacana Town Council
Ruacana Town Council

Other Stakeholders

KfW

KfW is a major development partner in the Namibian, road sub-sector. Transport is one of the focal areas of German-Namibian Cooperation. The KfW has been supporting Namibian transport sector with a number of cooperation projects since 1993. It is currently part funding a programme of rural road construction in the North. Its other focuses are climate change and flood prevention.

Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVAF)

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia is statutorily mandated to provide rehabilitation to victims of the road related crushes. Using the fuel levy as its only source of funding, the company provides assistance and benefits to all people injured and the dependants of those killed in motor vehicle crashes.

National Road Safety Council (NRSC)

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is a council appointed by the Minister of Works and Transport to promote promotion of road safety, through research, the collection of information on road safety and the education of the general public with regard to road safety matters.

Roads Authority (RA)

Roads Authority is State Owned Enterprise formed with the statutory objective to manage the national road network. RA is responsible for overall planning of the road sector, carries out the planning for the national road network, as well as consult and co-ordinate with stakeholders. Its major activities include strategic planning for the national road network and preparation of Road Master Plans, preparation of five year budgets for capital and recurrent expenditure and carrying out feasibility studies, research and road infrastructure investigations, including monitoring of the road network usage.

TransNamib Holdings

TransNamib Holding is a State Owned Enterprise and sole rail operator in Namibia that provides a combination of rail and road transport. TransNamib utilises a combination of rail and road transport to transport bulk and containerised freight to all corners of the country and in the SADC region. The company has a passenger service which is under the Department of operations which provide cost-effective and safe rail services for passengers.

Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG)

Walvis Bay Corridor Group is Public-private partnership established to engage in business development activities through the port of Walvis Bay. This involves infrastructure development, increasing cargo for the port and promotion of the utilisation of the Walvis Bay Corridors - The corridors accommodating all modes of transport - from the Port of Walvis Bay providing landlocked SADC countries access to transatlantic markets.

Namibia Airport Company (NAC)

The NAC provides airport infrastructure and amenities, and facilities, airport services for both domestic and international airliners, passengers and clients. Among others the NAC manages the Hosea-Kutako international airport.

Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (NABTA)

NABTA is a voluntarily association of taxi owners/employers organised to advance the interest of member operator. NABTA is the only active association of operators in the country.

Namibian Police

Namibian Police has a Traffic Law Enforcement Division, the biggest enforcement agency in the national roads. This Division is represented in all thirteen regions of the Country, consisting of 26 Traffic Units countrywide. The division’s primary functions apart from general policing are; enforce the Road Traffic and Transportation Act (Act. 22 of 1999) and Road Traffic Act (Act. 74 of 1977), promote of road safety, conduct patrols on the roads, attend to accident scenes, enforce and adjudicate traffic offences.

Namibia Tourist Board (NTB)

NTB is a statutory body, responsible for bringing together both the private and public sector in implementing the national policy on tourism. Their main objectives are to promote Namibia's tourism industry both internationally and locally.

Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)

Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) is the leading business representative and support organisation in Namibia. As a fully independent private sector body, NCCI identifies issues affecting the business environment in our cities, towns, villages and the entire country and advocates for a speedy resolution.

Namibian Employers Federation

The NEF is the largest employers’ organisation that represents the interests of its Members. As the recognised employers' body in Namibia, the NEF main objectives is to promote sound Labour Relations in the interest of stable socio-economic growth and to promote the growth of sustainable employment in Namibia.