AN UNCONVENTIONAL funding source is helping the construction of the railway from Tsumeb in Namibia northwards to the Angolan border.
The Ministry of Prisons & Correctional Services has donated two head of cattle and 200 pork carcasses from the Oluno Rehabilitation Centre, as well as 600 loaves of bread, 30 bags of maize meal and 3 tonnes of vegetables from the Divundu Rehabilitation Centre, and N$28024 in cash from voluntary contributions by prison service officials. Prison staff have also spent a weekend working on the line.
’The clarion call by President Sam Nujoma for a national contribution towards the speedy emancipation of Namibia and her people motivated us to specifically fast-track the completion of the Northern Railway Extension Project’, said Namibian Prisons Minister Adimba Toivo ya Toivo.
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