City drags mines ministry to court over electricity licensing dispute

City drags mines ministry to court over electricity licensing dispute

City drags mines ministry to court over electricity licensing dispute

Hertta-Maria Amutenja In a legal battle that could reshape the landscape of electricity distribution in the capital city, the Windhoek Municipality Council has taken the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), along with the Electricity Control Board (ECB) and Ongos Valley Development (PTY) Ltd (OVD), to court. The move follows a controversial decision by the Minister of Mines under Section 34 of the Electricity Act, granting Ongos Valley Development permission to operate its own electricity grid under the municipality‚Äôs electricity licenses. City of Windhoek Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Moses Matyayi, linked a founding affidavit filed at the Windhoek High Court,…
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