Urban ministry spends over N$4 million on Havana electrification

Hertta-Maria Amutenja

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development has allocated N$4,234,111.78 to fund the electrification of Havana Extension 6 and 7 Phase II, which connected 105 households to the electricity grid.

The primary aim of the electrification drive is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Havana Extension 6 and 7 by providing them with access to essential electricity services.

Joseph Uapingene, the Mayor of Windhoek, emphasised the city’s commitment to prioritising the electrification of informal settlements.

“This is indeed a very important project, and I applaud the progress made thus far. The City of Windhoek remains committed to providing basic services to our residents.

Through the Provision of Basic Services Advisory Committee, chaired by Fransina Kahungu, it is evident that we remain aligned with our strategic objectives and national development goals,” he said.

He highlighted that over the past five years, approximately 3,515 service connections have been completed.

Uapingene also shared information about the commencement of the electrification of informal settlements around Windhoek in the 2017/18 Financial Year.

“To date, about 3,515 service connections have been completed, and the affected households now have access to electricity.

These houses were electrified during the last 5 years of the previous 5-Year Electrification Plan (2017-2022), which lapsed during the last Financial Year 2022/2023,” he said

The electrification projects were funded by the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and NamPower, with a combined capital investment of around N$45 million.

In addition to the electrification of Havana Extension 6 and 7, the City Council has finalised electrification projects in various areas during the 2022/2023 Financial Year.
These projects have energised connections in Babylon, Okuryangava, Otjomuise Extension 6 and 7 Phase II along with the electrification of stalls at the Herero Mall.

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