OUTJO: Hundreds of houses and shacks in Outjo’s informal settlements will soon have electricity.
Central Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (CENORED) Executive Manager for Technical Services, Reimo Bauer told Nampa in an interview on Friday that a local construction company has already been appointed to do the job.
He said Haraseb Construction Company submitted the lowest bid, including all the specifications, to do the work for N.dollars 1.5 million.
CENORED then handed over the construction site to the Haraseb Construction Company in September this year in Outjo.
The deadline is February 2013.
“The completed work will then be handed over to us, and our customers will then be able to buy electricity at our outlets, which are served with the new prepayment management system,” noted Bauer.
The decision to electrify houses and shacks in the informal settlements followed a protest by residents in August this year, demanding CENORED to electrify their homes.
These residents are from the Herero Location, Build Together project, Camp Five and Camp Four in the Etoshapoort township of Outjo.
Their spokesperson, Leon /Aib, handed over a signed petition to CENORED representatives that day, in which residents complained that they have waited for too long for their houses and shacks to be electrified.
Outjo Constituency Councillor, Abraham Job also registered the same sentiments with CENORED, and visited its chief executive officer, Mburumba Appolus, on several occasions to address the issue.