NORED electrifies two extensions at Rundu

11 Jul 2019 15:10pm
RUNDU, 11 JUL (NAMPA) – The Northern Regional Electrification Distributor (Nored) on Thursday officially commissioned the electrification of Ndama Extensions 2 and 3 under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
This electrification project was financed to a tune of N.dollars 1.8 million.
Speaking at the official commissioning of the two extensions Nored Chief Executive Officer, Fillemon Nakashole, said the CSR strategy is aimed at making a positive contribution to the communities within their area of operation.
“Thus far, Nored has executed and commissioned many electrification projects across the area of operation,” Nakashole said.
In the last financial year, Nored financed the upgrading of the NamPower Rundu substation to ensure security and reliability of supply to the town.
The electricity distributor spent N.dollars 16 million on the project, which awaits the commencement of upgrading works.
In 2017, the distributor as part of its CSR electrified Kehemu extensions 18, 19, 24, 25 and the Sarasungu Border Post.
“Last year, we also purchased and installed metering points at the cross border supply points in the Kavango East Region to ensure energy management at all bulk supply points at a cost of N.dollars 1.5 million,” the CEO said.
In the same year, Nored installed streetlights at the Ndiyona Police Roadblock and electrified Rumwemwe village in the Ndonga Linena Constituency.
Nakashole said apart from providing electricity the distributor has also been a strategic partner of education.
He mentioned that Nored established strategic partnerships through memorandum of understandings with the Rundu Vocational Training Centre and the University of Namibia’s Rundu Campus to offer attachments to students pursuing various fields of studies.
Nakashole further said Nored will continue to put measures in place to accelerate the implementation of its electrification programs across its area of operation.