WINDHOEK, 12 JUN – The City of Windhoek and Ministry of Justice have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a traffic court.
The court will start operating on 02 July 2018.
A statement issued by City of Windhoek on Monday said the new court, located on the corner of Sam Nujoma Drive and Bismarck Street, will be used as a special court for the adjudication of traffic and other by-law cases in order to address the issues of backlogs of such cases at the current magistrate’s court.
“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 in the Ministry of Justice, Issaskar Ndjoze said.
There are 80 000 outstanding traffic warrant cases in Windhoek alone.
The statement said collected fines will be paid over to 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.
The building comprises two court rooms, a cash hall, an administration office block, and offices for the prosecutors, legal aid counsel and magistrates respectively.