OTC invests N.dollar 4.1 million in electrification projects

ONGWEDIVA: The Ongwediva Town Council has invested N.dollars 4.1 million in an electrification project for Sky Phase 3 in Ongwediva.

Speaking at the inauguration of the electrical reticulation project here on Wednesday, Shalyefu emphasised the town council’s commitment to providing essential amenities to residents without hesitation.

Shalyefu said 151 erven will be connected to electricity as part of the initiative.

He also noted the inauguration of sewer projects in Sky Phase 1 and Extension 15 in July.

He said they aim to connect 620 erven to the sewerage system, with 98 per cent already linked to the system.

‘This is a notable success in our quest to deliver proper sanitation in our town, thus with the limited resources, Sky Phase 3 will soon be elevated to a fully serviced location in Ongwediva,’ he said.

Shalyefu further revealed additional plans for the financial year 2023/24, including the construction of stormwater infrastructure at Extension 11 (N.dollar 2.6 million), water and sewer reticulati
on at Extension 12 (N.dollar 2 million), and bulk water supply and storage infrastructure at Omatando (N.dollar 7 million).

The mayor said more projects are in the procurement process, which will commence once funds are available.

Technical adviser David Mulokoshi encouraged the community to apply for electricity at the Town Council office to ensure that the verification process is handled swiftly.

He clarified that while the council establishes infrastructure, Nored manages cable installations in private residences.

‘We have provided electricity and now people should ensure that they guard the infrastructure against vandalism at all times,’ he concluded.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency