RESIDENTS of the Ozohambo settlement, a shantytown on the outskirts of Otjinene in the Omaheke Region, will finally have electricity.
Erwin Katjizeu, Regional Councillor for Otjinene Constituency, said the community approached his office to assist them with a rural electrification plan for Ozohambo as they literally felt left in the dark.
Residents told the Councillor that they have to walk long distances to collect firewood to prepare food, as well as complained that the lack of electricity in their township meant that crime was a problem.
Katjizeu explained that the Omaheke Regional Council, in partnership with Cenored, spent about N$500 000 through the community development budget to electrify the settlement.
On Friday, 11 September, Cenored will officially hand over the project to the Regional Council office in Ozohambo.
“It is a development that has brought smiles to the faces of the Ozohambo settlement. I, as the councillor, am also happy to have delivered what the constituents have asked for,” said Katjizeu.
He lastly noted that a lot will change because of the electricity to Ozohambo, especially the livelihoods of the community, including school children who will now be able to do homework with the aid of light at night.