There will be power – Nampower
14 June 2018 | Energy
Nampower has assured the public that there will be no power outage tomorrow, as was stated in a widely circulated WhatsApp message.
The message read: “Please note that there won’t be electricity tomorrow from 06:00 to 12:00 throughout the whole of Namibia. Please pass this message and make everyone aware.”
Nampower dismissed the message as a hoax.
“Nampower would hereby like to inform its customers and the Namibian nation at large that the message was not issued by the utility, and that it is a hoax. Nampower would like to assure the nation that there will be no power outage as alleged in the message.
“The nation should be informed that all written communication from Nampower is always on the company’s official letterhead and contains contact details of the corporate communication department,” it said.
In South Africa, Eskom’s employees went on strike yesterday but the power utility activated contingency measures to ensure continued power supply.
Eskom and Nampower have a five-year power purchasing agreement that was signed last year.