N$14m budgeted for Ohangwena rural electrification

22 December 2021 | Energy

TUYEIMO HAIDULA

OSHAKATI

Ohangwena, one of the country’s poorest regions, is next in line to benefit from Nampower’s rural electrification project to the tune of N$14 million.

The project, which started this month and is expected to be completed by September 2022, will involve the construction of medium-voltage and low-voltage networks to various localities in the region, namely Omauni, Onghalulu, Okanghalulwena in Okongo constituency.

In Epembe constituency the electrification will benefit those at Omishe, Loide Nadunya and Hafyenanye localities.

In Eenhana constituency localities earmarked to benefit from this project include Onaisaati, while Oshali Shakanalelo in Endola constituency will benefit.

Ohangwena regional council spokesperson Panduleni Nepembe said the project entails the construction of 50 kilometres of medium voltage (33 kV) overhead lines, installation of eleven medium- to low-voltage transformers, low-voltage distribution systems, outside lighting as well as wiring of school buildings.

Nepembe said the project will provides electricity to various government institutions, such as schools, clinics and economic growth points in the region.

There are six schools that will benefit from this project, eight business growth points and various government offices in about four constituencies.

The construction work was awarded to Multi Solution, while Lithon Project Consultant is the overseer of the project on behalf of NamPower.

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