KATIMA MULILO, APRIL 18 – Several trucks overloaded with timber belonging to New Force logistics and other transport companies were impounded at Katima Mulilo in an ongoing crackdown by the authorities in the region.
This, after the trucks dodged a weigh-bridge and were found parked on the outskirts of the town boundaries. Since Tuesday, several trucks were impounded and some drivers arrested. The number of overloaded New force logistics trucks impounded stood at seven.
Chief Roads inspector in Katima, Mrs Mushabati Liswaniso reiterated that the crackdown will continue.
“Our motive is not just to impound trucks or punishing their owners; ours is to enforce the law. We have asked for assistance from the police and we shall continue working together to make sure laws are followed. The damage to our road network is huge and we will not allow this to continue. Operator’s must comply with our laws or face the full force of the law.”
Head of the operations in the Namibian police, Deputy commissioner Joseph Nehemiah warned the truck owners to comply or risk their trucks being impounded or even confiscated.
“It’s now common knowledge that the truck owners have been taking advantage of the system. We shall monitor the situation. It’s simple: either you stay in the transport industry and comply with the current legislation or you park your trucks and let them accumulate dust,” he warned.