LUDERITZ: The Limbandungila and Work Together saving groups at Luderitz yesterday started making bricks for the construction of 14 houses for its members at the harbour town’s Benguela Extension 3 residential area.
The work is expected to be completed this month, and the second phase, which involves the construction of 15 houses, will then commence next month.
Each house will be worth N.dollars 31 000 and is being built with loans from the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), which also supervises the construction.
This will be the first houses to be built here by the federation.
Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Jerry Ekandjo launched the brick-making project and handed over a cheque of N.dollars 2,5 million to the federation for the construction of housing.
The grant will enable the SDFN to construct 90 houses in towns such as Okongo, Gobabis, Katima Mulilo, Oshakati, Grootfontein and Luderitz between this year and next year.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Three people died last night after a sedan vehicle allegedly tried to overtake another vehicle and rammed into an oncoming minibus on the B1 road just outside the capital.
The driver of the sedan and a passenger seated in the front of the minibus were both killed instantly, while a third person died while being transported to hospital.
The accident occurred at around 23h00 last night between Windhoek and the roadblock near Brakwater.
It took paramedics and the Windhoek Emergency Services several hours to free the bodies from the mangled wrecks using mechanical equipment.
Both vehicles came to a standstill more than 50 meters from the point of impact, indicating that speed might have played a role in the accident.
Detailed information about the number of passengers in the vehicles and the injuries sustained in the accident was not available by this morning.