Informal settlement gets electricity

08 November 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel The City of Windhoek (CoW), together with the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and the Electricity Control Board, yesterday inaugurated a N$13 million electrification project in the informal settlements.
According to mayor Muesee Kazapua of the CoW, electricity has become a necessity to each and every one of us. “Having access to it has also become a basic need and is no longer a luxury and for this reason we have invested in the electrification of one thousand two hundred houses in Okahandja Park and Havana, in the Tobias Hainyeko and Moses Garoeb Constituencies,” he said.
According to him, Council has taken a resolve to allocate a larger chunk of their resources to the provision of basic services to the north and north western suburbs of the City. “The electrification of these houses is therefore a result of this resolve, which will remain in force until such time that we are satisfied with the level of services in these suburbs,” Kazapua said.
In additional to the 1200 electrified houses, Council also procured eleven high mast lights, which were shared amongst constituencies around Windhoek.
The funds was allocated by the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and the ministry committed another N$14 million for the second phase of the project, which will see another 1 000 houses electrified. The second phase already commenced in Otjomuise, One Nation and part of Havana, with the completion envisaged for June 2020.

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