Namibia Minister ask AFDB to hold tender process for major projects in the nation.

Minister for Finance, Calle Schlettwein has ask African Development Bank to stop the tender process for the rail and road project. This is as a result of dispute that the project will only favour foreign firm.

The minister has request for the process to be on hold as it will not favour local contractors. He also stress that the bank has procurement regulations, but that they were not static, and could be changed.

Works permanent secretary Willem Goeiemann said “They have respond to the letter to the minister letter. He also said that they have ask the minister to write an official letter to AFDB.”

Schlettwein still feel that the works ministry still has the power to stop the tender process, and postpone it to the end of November. According to him, the tender was completely in the ministry’s hands.

Meanwhile, the tender process will involve upgrading of the Walvis Bay/Kranzberg railway line. It will also include the construction of a dual carriageway from Windhoek to the Hosea Kutako International Airport. The both project is finance by AfDB loans.


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