TransNamib management and staff urged to take care of the new locomotives

WINDHOEK: The Minister of Works and Transport Erkki Nghimtina has urged the TransNamib management and staff to take care of the new locomotives to continue contributing to the company’s revenue.

He said this while officially commissioning five new locomotives here yesterday as part of TransNamib’s 180-day turn-around plan that was adopted on 25 September 2014.

The minister said that by getting new locomotives, TransNamib is making measurable progress in addressing the existing precarious pulling power shortages, which perennially contribute to unwanted collapses and compromising the dispatch and reliability of high quality service to consumers.

The two 34-Class and three 33-Class refurbished locomotives are part of 10 locomotives which the parastatal plans to acquire during the course of 2015 at a cost of over N.dollars 71 million.

He said the government is confident and firmly believes that TransNamib will remain a strategic vehicle and a key player in the country’s social economy.