Electrification starts at Ekuku

The Oshakati town council serviced 2 290 plots during the 2015/16 financial year and expects to service about 2 270 more plots by July this year.

31 January 2017 | Infrastructure

The latest phase of the mass land servicing project at Ekuku township in Oshakati is the electrification process, which will cost the council N$21 million.

According to council spokesperson Katarina Kamari, 945 people will benefit from the programme.

The site was recently handed over to BDI Electric, which will install the power grid.

This phase is expected to be completed by the end of June.

Consulting Services Africa is the appointed consultant for the project.

BDI Electric will install streetlights and connect the plots to the power grid.

Oshakati Premier Electric will only come into play upon completion of the project. “BDI Electric is a Namibian-owned reputable company which has done considerable projects in electrical installations countrywide,” Kamari said.

Kamari said other services such as the bulk water supply, sewage pump system, sewer and water reticulation at Ekuku were completed last year. Street construction is 90% complete and will be finished by March.

The Oshakati town council serviced 2 290 erven during the 2015/2016 financial year and expects to service about 2 270 more plots by July this year.

Oshakati has been praised for its progress on the Massive Urban Land Servicing Programme.

Windhoek and Walvis Bay are the two other cities in the pilot phase of the project.

The minister of urban and rural development, Sophia Shaningwa, recently remarked that other towns should imitate the efforts of Oshakati in terms of servicing land and building affordable houses for its residents. The current national backlog stands at 300 000 housing units.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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