NAMBIAN CAPITAL SETS UP A TRAFFIC COURT

WINDHOEK-- The City of Windhoek and Namibia's Ministry of Justice have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a traffic court in the capital city.

The court is expected to start operating on July 2 this year, the City of Windhoek said in a statement Monday, adding that the new court would be a special court for the adjudication of traffic and other by-law cases in order to address the backlogs of such cases at the current Magistrate's Court here.

"Traffic cases have been piling up and this compelled the establishment of the new court. This is a milestone collaboration in bringing up to date the backlog in traffic cases and in enhancing the enforcement of traffic laws in Namibia," a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Issaskar Ndjoze, said.

There are 80,000 outstanding traffic warrant cases in Windhoek alone.

The collected fines would be paid over to the Windhoek Municipality. "The City has availed the premises free of charge for a minimum of 10 years in terms of the memorandum of agreement," City of Windhoek Chief Executive Officer Robert Kahimise said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK