07 Nov 2015 13:20pm
TSUMEB, 07 NOV (NAMPA) The Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored)s office complex at Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region was officially opened by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Obeth Kandjoze on Friday.
The ministers official remarks were delivered on his behalf by his deputy, Kornelia Shilunga.
Kandjoze thanked Cenored for remaining focused in its functions of providing reliable electricity services to the people in the Otjozondjupa, Kunene, Oshikoto, and Omaheke regions.
Founded in 2005, Cenored on Thursday celebrated its 10th anniversary of success in distributing reliable electricity services to the entire central part of the country.
Kandjoze in his speech said the office complex at Tsumeb was constructed at a cost of over N.dollars 10 million, and it will serve 25 staff members mainly working in finance and technical departments.
The minister said for the past 10 years, Cenored had never asked Government to bail it out of debts or failures to financially stand on its own and carry out its key functions of electricity distribution to the people.
I am also well informed that similar office buildings have been constructed at Otavi, Otjiwarongo and Okakarara, amongst others, said Kandjoze.
He said that such development is a clear investment aimed at boosting the economic development of such towns, and it needs to be commended.
On his part, the Chairperson of the Cenored Board of Directors, Kahenge Haulofu said in 2005 when Cenored started, it rented offices from which it carried out its duties, but 10 years later the company has built its own office buildings at various regional points of operation.
Today Cenored has grown bigger as an electricity distributor and also increased its customer base, he said.
Haulofu thanked the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cenored, Mburumba Appolus for his clear consciousness, vision and strong leadership to have steered the organisation up to what it is today.
He also thanked the employees and management team of Cenored for the hard work and commitment in serving the nation by distributing electricity to them on time.
The Cenored Board chairperon urged the company to keep in mind that electricity has become a basic need, not a luxury, adding that employees must continue to work hard.
The Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Engel Nawatiseb and other representatives from the Northern Regional Electricity Distributor Company (Nored), as well as the Erongo Regional Electricity Distributor also attended the event.