Nored blames the public for power outages

25 Jan 2018 19:10pm
EENHANA, 25 JAN (NAMPA) - Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) Board Chairperson, Sacky Kayone has appealed to the public to stop vandalising the company’s electricity network infrastructure.
Kayone issued the appeal during the official commissioning of the electrification of Ekolola settlement at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region on Thursday.
He said people within the company’s area of operation continue to damage its infrastructure, which leads to regular power outages.
Kayone said people chop down electricity poles, throw wires on the lines and steal copper wire and electric cables.
“Let us safeguard our network infrastructure all times,” the chairperson urged.
Kayone also indicated that the company plans to modernise its grid to reduce power outages.
He further explained that the N.dollars 2 million Ekolola electrification project was fully financed by Nored and was completed in September last year.
The Eenhana Town Council plans to relocate some of its residents, especially those from the demolished Ombili informal settlement, to Ekolola as part of its 2014-2019 development roadmap.
The town’s mayor, Amos Nangolo, told those present some 300 residents have already been relocated to the newly-established Ekolola settlement.