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 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.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Vera Adrian’s hard work paid off yesterday when she won the 2012 The Namibian Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Classic’s mountain bike race for women.
Adrian, 18, barely stopped her bike when she told Nampa after the race that the route was tough, and the single rocky tracks made her ride difficult at times.
The men’s race was won by 15-year-old Tristan de Lange from Windhoek, beating veteran Mannie Heymans with two places.
De Lange also said the route was tough and the weather hot, adding that he had no option but to work hard as he had two experienced mountain bikers trailing him.
It took both winners just over two hours to complete the grueling distance of 40 kilometres through the mountainous and rugged terrain on the outskirts of the Kleine Kuppe residential area south of Windhoek.
About 360 riders took part in the race that started at 08h00 at the Windhoek Sport Club (SKW), and ended at the same venue.