Agribusdev, Berseba to have electricity suspended

14 April 2021 | Local News

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

NamPower will move ahead and suspend electricity supply to the Berseba and Witvlei village councils, it has announced.

Also expected to be affected are the ministries of agriculture and sports, it said.

The mining settlement of Kombat will also be affected as the bulk energy supplier moves to recover N$800 million outstanding from customers.

The move comes after many of its customers had not engaged NamPower on plans to ensure that overdue accounts would be paid.

The village councils, ministries and mining settlement will now have to contend without electricity daily for four hours.

“Electricity supply to the customers listed above will be suspended for four hours today, from 11h00 to 15h00. If no arrangement is made by these customers with NamPower by the end of this week, the customer will move to stage two, which involves the suspension of electricity supply for eight hours over the period of two days,” NamPower said.

Cough up

The suspension was expected to be in effect until an acceptable arrangement was in place or until accounts were settled in full, NamPower said.

Village and town councils that had approached NamPower with regards to their accounts include Maltahohe, Bethanie, Gibeon and Koës.

Towns that had found themselves in an unfavourable position but had approached NamPower include Rehoboth, Gobabis, Aranos, Karasburg and Okahandja.

Public enterprises and ministries that also risked having electricity suspended but that approached NamPower include the Namibia Industrialisation Development Agency (NIDA) and TransNamib, while affected ministries included safety, and health.

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