The government has announced that it is working to ensure that the progress of the Chinese-funded Satotwa Primary School Project in Namibia is not hampered by the lack of a proper access road to the site.
This was particularly announced by John Mutorwa, the Works Minister when he, officials from the Works Ministry, and the Namibia Roads Authority (RA) visited Satotwa village to familiarize themselves with the terrain.
The visit came following concerns and a request to the authorities from a Chinese group that visited the same village in December last year, to build a gravel road along the 28-kilometer sandy section connecting the school so that their trucks could carry building supplies for the Satotwa primary school project.
The Chinese group was accompanied by officials from the National Planning Commission.
An overview of the Satotwa Primary School Project
The Satotwa primary school project, which will be carried out in the Mankumpi constituency in the Kavango West Region, involves the construction of two full-fledged hostels, classrooms, and teachers’ housing. The Chinese government has already provided funding for the project and work is scheduled to begin in early April.
The project falls under an economic and technical cooperation agreement signed with Namibia back in 2018. The agreement also covers a project for the construction of the Simanya Combined School in the Mpungu constituency t, which is also in the Kavango West region.