TransNamib is losing at least N$ 1.5 million per week due to the damage caused by the rain on railway lines nearly two weeks ago. The Deputy Minister of Works and Transport, Veikko Nekundi, told the Namibia Press Agency that the trains were transporting manganese at least five times a week and that has been halted. On his part, while speaking to Future Media News, TransNamib Chief Executive Officer, Johny Smith, said the railway line will only be restored to full functionality in three weeks time.