National GH2 roadshow to northern regions postponed

Martin Endjala

The Government, in collaboration with Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, has postponed the eagerly awaited National Green Hydrogen Roadshow to the northern regions.

This decision comes due to unforeseen circumstances, with no future date currently provided.

Hyphen’s Head of Environment, Social and Governance, Toni Beukes, indicated that the meetings for the Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, and Oshikoto Clusters, initially slated for 02-5 October 2023, will now be rescheduled.

“These planned sessions in Eenhana, Outapi, Oshakati, and Omuthiya are central to our mission of engaging with communities and providing details about the Hyphen project and the Socio-Economic Development Framework,” Beukes stated.

She further elaborated that, while regrettable, the postponement is essential to ensure full participation from all pivotal stakeholders. Consequently, the entire roadshow itinerary will undergo revisions to factor in these changes.

Beukes emphasized that, despite this hiccup, both the government and Hyphen remain steadfast in their commitment. They plan to reschedule the cluster meetings at the earliest possible opportunity, keeping the initiative’s momentum alive and ensuring that the public stays informed.

The roadshow, which kicked off in August and was set to wrap up in November, has seen enthusiastic participation from a broad spectrum of communities and stakeholders throughout Namibia.

It provides a valuable opportunity for the government and Hyphen to engage with communities, showcasing the significant potential of green hydrogen energy and championing sustainable socio-economic development in the nation.

“Hyphen will soon announce the rescheduled dates and venues for the Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, and Oshikoto cluster meetings, alongside an updated roadshow timetable,” Beukes said

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy Ltd, a green hydrogen development company registered in Namibia, was established specifically to develop green hydrogen projects within the country for international, regional, and domestic consumption.

Hyphen represents a collaboration between Nicholas Holdings Limited and Enertrag.

In alignment with governmental strategy, Hyphen’s project represents a pioneering step towards the cultivation of a large-scale green hydrogen industry across multiple Namibian regions.

This effort not only bolsters Namibia’s economic growth but also contributes to global decarbonization objectives.

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