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20 October 2020


Otjiwarongo – Eleven (11) young men and women recently graduated as platelayers / trackmasters. They will now join the ranks of those elite group of professionals tasked with the upgrading of railway lines across the country. The students completed an intensive 19-months training, which commenced in February 2019 at the D&M Rail Construction training centre in Otjiwarongo.

The course included both theoretical/academic training as well as on-site practical engagements on the railway tracks currently being rehabilitated by the company on the Omaruru – Otjiwarongo sections.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Edwardt Kambongarera, Training Manager of D & M Rail Construction and who has more than 41 years’ experience in the railways construction industry re-iterated his company’s commitment to human resource development through high-level training and practical on-site exposure in especially those areas where the country experiences skills scarcity such as railway construction and maintenance. “D&M Rail Construction is proud to transfer the knowledge of Railway Engineering to the young generation for a better future in Railways construction,” he said, encouraging the graduates to “perform your task with the dignity and respect towards our most VALUED ASSET (our Colleagues/workforce), working safely and to an expected high standard of quality in the interest of the economic growth of our country…”

D & M Rail Construction Training Manager, Edwardt Kambongarera (standing third from right) 
and company CEO, Dawie Moller (4th from right) pictured with the graduates. 
Pictured left to right are: K.Uatonguze; J Geises; N Imene; L. Haodoms; J Guiseb; K. Meroro; M. Nautwima; R Uirab; L. Paulus; H. Ubu-Gaes and B.Howaeb.