WINDHOEKS: The Roads Authority (RA) has committed itself to maintaining high quality transport infrastructure which is connected to major local and regional markets as provided for in the fourth National Development Plan (NDP4).
This was stated by Chairperson of the RA Board of Directors, Hileni Kaifanua during the launch of the RA’s three-year strategic plan (2012-2015) in the capital on Friday.
Kaifanua said there is a need to unlock the full potential of economic corridors, and therefore new roads have to be built while others will have to be upgraded to bitumen standard to ensure the efficient flow of goods.
“Increased volumes in corridor traffic are also starting to put pressure on our country’s road network, as a result impacting on the life expectancy of roads, safety of road users and increased maintenance costs,” she said.
The RA Board Chairperson said the three-year strategic plan was crafted with a key strategic focus on striking the appropriate balance with regards to the mix of road maintenance and rehabilitation versus further expansion of the country’s road infrastructure.
She said the plan will drive the RA to ensure financial stability, effective road network management, strategic human capital enablers, enhanced stakeholder relations, good service delivery, good governance and leadership.
Kaifanua further stated that the achievements of these strategic goals will only be possible through organisational performance management and accountability.
She added that the plan will provide a change and modernisation agenda for the RA, which includes attitude and cultural changes, a relentless focus on delivery priorities, and ensuring that foundational drivers such as human resources and corporate performance managements are in place.
“It is imperative for all staff members to live the values of our organisation on a daily basis, if we are to come close to the realisation our goals as set out in the strategic plan,” Kaifanua stressed.