Arandis Town Council (ATC) has pumped in N$3 million meant to build a fire station at the town.
This is because there are no shacks in Arandis which are the cause of most fire experienced in the west coast, chief executive officer of ATC, Florida Husselmann told The Villager.
"We took a collective decision to use the funds for the emergency center. Most accidents happen 40 killometers from Usakos towards Arandis and 40 killometers from Arandis towards Swakopmund so we decided to use the funds for the emergency center. We want to make a difference by minimising the number of accidents and saving more lives as possible after an accident has occurred," she said.
She added that if the town experience a fire emergency that needs to be attended to, then equipment of the old fire station will be used to extinguish fire.
Husselmann also said that ATC will also make use of the emergency center when the need arises for emergencies that might take place within the town.
"This center will be a great benefit. We can always make use of services offered at the center. The center is not so far from the town as it will be close to the B2 road but it will be accessible to the residents. Different stakeholders will be stationed at the center such as police; nurses and fire-men just to mention few," she said.
She added that the center will also cater for traffic officer to manage traffic flows and to see to it that motorists do not speed on the road between Usakos to Swakopmund as it has claimed many lives before.