A local firm is threatening legal action over Namibia Road Authority after they paid the company co-partner a Chinese firm for a road job.

Currently speaking, Onamangongwa Trading Enterprises and the Chinese firm China Railway Seventh Group are disputing over the joint venture for the construction of the Windhoek – Hosea Kutako International Airport dual carriageway Phase 1.

The project which is worth US$53.7m (N$800 million) was signed in 2015 by both companies with Onamangongwa holding a 20% stake in the joint venture.

According to the agreement, all payments due in respect of the contract are to be paid into the joint venture bank account and not into the individual two partners’ accounts.

The firm claimed that since the commencement of the project, and despite protests by them, RA CEO Conrad Lutombi has approved payments due and owing the joint venture for works done, directly to the Chinese firm, as opposed to the agreement.


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