Pensioners to pay less

N$1 million subsidized

10 December 2018 | Local News

A council resolution that was passed in 1993 to subsidize electricity costs of pensioners living in old age homes, is now being amended to include ­pensioners also living in their own homes.

Due to the continued public outcry and bad publicity towards the City of Windhoek from pensioners, old age homes and individual pensioners in private homes, council said there is a need to fast-track this implementation.

“To ensure sustainability in this regard, the conversion is deemed critical in order to ensure that pensioner account holders do not fall back into debt. Thus, a discounted prepaid tariff implementation is critical,” according to municipal documents.

The tariff will be implemented to both defaulting pensioners whose meters are converted to prepaid meters as well as non-defaulting pensioners who have prepaid meters installed at their houses.

As the electricity is supplied at a reduced cost, it will have a financial implication but, according to the City, this is usually catered for via cross-subsidies within the department of electricity tariff application to the electricity control board.

The department anticipates that 1 000 pensioners will benefit from this tariff within the remaining seven months of the 2018/2019 financial year. The financial implication is based on the recommended 250kWh per month. With the subsidy op N$0.61 per kWh, the subsidized amount over seven months totals N$1 067 500. Pensioners will pay N$1.44 per kWh instead of N$2.05.

Similar News

 

Met of sonder naam

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Local News

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Wanneer jy Rehoboth se strate begin op of af ry, vra jy nie vir iemand 'n straatnaam nie, want boorlinge van...

Konsternasie oor advertensiebord

2 months ago - 10 March 2019 | Local News

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel'n Inwoner van Windhoek is woedend ná hy in 'n motorongeluk betrokke was wat hy toeskryf aan 'n advertensiebord wat motoriste se...

OKH councillors ignore deadline

3 months ago - 10 February 2019 | Local News

Windhoek • Yolanda NelA letter from the office of the secretary general of the SWAPO party, Sophia Shaningwa, stated that the swearing-in of local authority...

Forumlede staan voor /Goagoses

3 months ago - 10 February 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel Lede van die Rehoboth Begraafplaas Ontwikkelingsforum (RCDF) is Woensdag na die dorpsraad se kantoor ontbied ná ’n advertensie van ’n beplande massavergadering op...

Rehobothers boikot vulstasie

3 months ago - 10 February 2019 | Local News

Yolanda NelNa jare se beweerde mishandeling en swak diens deur personeel, staan die pendel-gemeenskap van Rehoboth nou saam om ’n vulstasie in die hoofstad te...

Omitara in a sorry state

3 months ago - 10 February 2019 | Local News

Lack of access to land, limited employment opportunities, drugs and alcohol abuse are all factors that contribute to high poverty and crime levels in the...

Hard work pays off for youth

3 months ago - 03 February 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel • WindhoekIn a community where running water and electricity is a luxury, a group of girls has pro-ven that it is up to...

Gobabis wants locals employed

3 months ago - 03 February 2019 | Local News

Employing locals from a specific area will not only benefit the people but the community at large, says Gobabis municipality's chief executive Ignatius Thudinyane.He feels...

Grondsmouse moet ligloop

3 months ago - 03 February 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel • RehobothRehobothers wat hulself daaraan skuldig maak om grond wat aan die ­dorpsraad behoort te koop en verkoop, sal moet ligloop.Die Rehoboth dorpsraad...

’n Slang in die gras

5 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Local News

Yolanda Nel - Ná ’n hondjie sy mense-familie van ’n moontlike sebraslang-aanval gered het, het die buurtwag vir hom ’n baie spesiale toekenning gegee.Simba, die...

Latest News

Toilet in hotel se plek

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Infrastructure

Okahandja • Yolanda NelTwee maande ná die Okahandja Hotel-gebou stil-stil in die dorp gesloop is, het inwoners nou 'n nuwe hoofpyn, met die rommel wat...

Met of sonder naam

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Local News

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Wanneer jy Rehoboth se strate begin op of af ry, vra jy nie vir iemand 'n straatnaam nie, want boorlinge van...

Watertekort in hoofstad neem toe

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Disasters

Skaars twee weke ná die Windhoekse munisipaliteit aangekondig het daar is vooruitgang in terme van waterbesparings – hoewel gering – tree streng waterbeperkings op 1...

Klokkie van hoop

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | People

Windhoek • Yolanda NelDie agtjarige Marjuné Fleschig is verlede Oktober met leukemie gediagnoseer.Sewe maande later kan die gesin weer ’n bietjie asemhaal nadat sy verlede...

Donated kennels making a difference

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Social Issues

Swakopmund • Adolf Kaure The Township Doghouse Project recently handed over doghouses to dog owners in the DRC informal settlement. The privately funded charity strives...

Aardse vreugde

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | People

Windhoek • Yolanda NelOngeag jou eetstyl of dieetvoorkeure, almal is elke dan en wan lus vir 'n skeppie roomys of 'n pizza met kaas. En...

Chicken for beef

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Agriculture

Palmwag • Nina Cerezo Gabes /Goagoseb sits on his shady veranda. In the surrounding garden, cacti and other plants are blooming, a window of his...

Namibia still imports too much...

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Energy

Windhoek • Ellanie SmitNamibia is aiming to generate 80% of its electricity locally within the next four years, which will assist in sustaining the growing...

Beer Pong for Hope

5 days ago - 19 May 2019 | Social Issues

The Auas Valley Shopping Mall recently donated food and basic necessities valued at N$10 000 to the Hope Village in the capital, following the Clausthaler...

Load More