Billions go into infrastructure development at Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) spent close to N.dollars 6 billion on infrastructure development, its latest audit report shows.

The ministry's financial report for the 2017/18 financial year (FY) was recently submitted to the National Assembly (NA) by Finance Minister CalleSchlettwein.

The dossier, which was reviewed by Nampa, shows that during the period under review, the minister had undertaken 13 construction projects that will conclude between 2020 and 2030.

As of 31 March 2017, the ministry had incurred N.dollars 5.4 billion on development projects.

Meanwhile, during the 2017/18 FY, the ministry's expenditure on construction stood at N.dollars 441.8 million, taking the total amount spent to N.dollars 5.8 billion.

The construction projects include the upgrading Leopards Valley Military Base on which the government has thus far spent N.dollars 319 million of the N.dollars 575.2 million budget ceiling earmarked for it.

Another project is the construction of the Keetmanshoop Military Base on which N.dollars 140.5 million to date.

Both projects are due to conclude in 2020, according to the report.

On the construction of Walvis Bay Naval Base, N.dollars 312.3 million was spent during the period under review while N.dollars 3.9 billion was spent on research and development which runs until 2030.

In the meantime, N.dollars 211.7 million has been spent on the construction of the Karibib Airport Air Force Base.

So far, the ministry has spent N.dollars 13.2 million on feasibility study, design and supervision of military bases.

A further N.dollars 49 million and N.dollars 56.6 million on the construction of Oshivelo Army Battle School and Gobabis Military Base respectively.

To date, the construction of the Oluno as well as the upgrading of the Otjiwarongo military bases N.dollars 145.5 million and N.dollars 62.2 million in that order.

More so, N.dollars 417.7 million on the rehabilitation of old basis countrywide.

On the construction of the General Military Referral Hospital N.dollars 39. 8 million was spent.

The upgrading of the Osona Military Base and construction of Mpacha Military Base cost taxpayers N.dolllars 23 million and N.dollars 28.1 million respectively.

The ministry received N.dollars 5.9 billion from the state treasury during the 2019/20 FY, making it the fourth-highest recipient, behind basic education (N.dollars 13.8 billion), finance (N.dollars 10.8 billion) and health (N.dollars 6.9 billion).

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Billions go into infrastructure development at Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) spent close to N.dollars 6 billion on infrastructure development, its latest audit report shows.

The ministry's financial report for the 2017/18 financial year (FY) was recently submitted to the National Assembly (NA) by Finance Minister CalleSchlettwein.

The dossier, which was reviewed by Nampa, shows that during the period under review, the minister had undertaken 13 construction projects that will conclude between 2020 and 2030.

As of 31 March 2017, the ministry had incurred N.dollars 5.4 billion on development projects.

Meanwhile, during the 2017/18 FY, the ministry's expenditure on construction stood at N.dollars 441.8 million, taking the total amount spent to N.dollars 5.8 billion.

The construction projects include the upgrading Leopards Valley Military Base on which the government has thus far spent N.dollars 319 million of the N.dollars 575.2 million budget ceiling earmarked for it.

Another project is the construction of the Keetmanshoop Military Base on which N.dollars 140.5 million to date.

Both projects are due to conclude in 2020, according to the report.

On the construction of Walvis Bay Naval Base, N.dollars 312.3 million was spent during the period under review while N.dollars 3.9 billion was spent on research and development which runs until 2030.

In the meantime, N.dollars 211.7 million has been spent on the construction of the Karibib Airport Air Force Base.

So far, the ministry has spent N.dollars 13.2 million on feasibility study, design and supervision of military bases.

A further N.dollars 49 million and N.dollars 56.6 million on the construction of Oshivelo Army Battle School and Gobabis Military Base respectively.

To date, the construction of the Oluno as well as the upgrading of the Otjiwarongo military bases N.dollars 145.5 million and N.dollars 62.2 million in that order.

More so, N.dollars 417.7 million on the rehabilitation of old basis countrywide.

On the construction of the General Military Referral Hospital N.dollars 39. 8 million was spent.

The upgrading of the Osona Military Base and construction of Mpacha Military Base cost taxpayers N.dolllars 23 million and N.dollars 28.1 million respectively.

The ministry received N.dollars 5.9 billion from the state treasury during the 2019/20 FY, making it the fourth-highest recipient, behind basic education (N.dollars 13.8 billion), finance (N.dollars 10.8 billion) and health (N.dollars 6.9 billion).

Source: Namibia Press Agency