02 Jul 2017 10:50am
NKURENKURU, 02 JUL (NAMPA) The Kulisuka suburb in Nkurenkuru will be connected to the national electricity grid in the next financial year, the Northern Regional Electricity Distribution (Nored) company said Friday.
The announcement was made by Noreds Executive Manager for Corporate Services, Toivo Shovaleka during the official opening of the first-ever Nkurenkuru Expo.
We are encouraging the beneficiaries of this project to display a sense of ownership of the infrastructure, he said.
Shovaleka also called on the community to preserve energy as he said Namibia is constrained and has a capacity problem.
It is in the interest of every citizen in this country to know how to save electricity. Saving electricity equals saving money, he said.
Nored availed N.dollars 145 000 as the official sponsor of the expo, which started on Wednesday and ends Sunday.
The expos theme is Transforming Nkurenkuru into an industrial and tourism hub.
Noreds association and collaboration with the Nkurenkuru Expo is part of the companys corporate social investment programme in the greater Kavango West Region and in its operational area, he said.
Shovaleka said Nored invested over N.dollars 60 million in the northern regions this year to provide electricity for rural communities and peri-urban localities.
The official handing over of some of these projects, particularly in the Zambezi and Kavango regions, was done in April this year.
Projects in Omusati, Oshana and Kunene regions will be handed over soon.
The event was amongst others attended by former President Hifikepunye Pohamba as the patron of the Nkurenkuru Expo as well as by Inspector-General of the Namibian Police, Sebastian Ndeitunga.