The Roads Authority (RA) announced that Namibia is once again accorded the top position for having the best roads in Africa by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The results were released through the WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report of 2020 on the quality of road infrastructure.
Namibia remains unchallenged when it comes to good quality roads in Africa with a score of 5,2 out of seven, ranking above South Africa and Rwanda, which scored a 5,0 ranking in second and third places respectively.
Globally, Namibia ranked favourably at number 23, above economic giants such as China, India and Italy, which ranked at 42, 46 and 56 respectively.
The United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Switzerland topped the list of best roads in the world with a score of 6,2 each.
Namibia’s success is attributed to two important factors, being an effective maintenance strategy on existing road infrastructure, which plays a pivotal role in prolonging its life span and the upgrading and construction of new roads, which contribute significantly to the quality of national roads.