THE provision of electricity one of the most important elements needed for socio-economic development.
Northern Electricity Distribution (NORED) Chief Executive Officer Fillemon Nakashole, during a groundbreaking ceremony where electric infrastructure that would supply the Efidi Lomulunga Extension 4 location with power will be built, said that the provision of electricity services require co-operative enterprises.
“Electrifying Efidi Lomulunga Extension 4, is aimed at assuring that our people have access to basic services,” said Nakashole.
Nakashole indicated that in 2015 the NORED Board approved a N$10 million annual budget allocation to be invested in electrification projects across its areas of operation, Oshana Region included.
According to Nakashole, through this electrification programme, NORED has electrified many peri-urban and rural communities and growth points across its area of operation and residents at those places now have access to electricity.
“When this project is completed, we will be one giant step closer to fulfilling our economic development potential and I am looking forward to seeing this location thrive and prosper in the years ahead,” he said.
Speaking at the same occasion, Mayor of Ongwediva, Angelina Angula, said NORED injected an amount of N$2 Million into this project as part of its corporate social responsibility.
“That support enabled Council to allocate an amount of N$3,5 million to ensure that Efidi Lomulunga Extension 4 in particular, is electrified fully,” said Angula.
The construction project is expected to run for a period of 4 months, starting in July 2020.