Deputy Minister visits Ohangwena and Omusati regions
27 Jan 2016
  • Andreas Simon

The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Hon. Kornelia Shilunga, initiated a trip to familiarize herself and assess the progress of rural electrification activities in the Ohangwena and Omusati Regions.  One of the objectives of the trip was also to consult Local and Regional Authority Council offices, and introduce the key Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) players to the local and regional authority leaders, especially the newly elected ones.


The familiarization visit took place from 14 to 22 December 2015 and it allowed the players within the energy industry (Ministry of Mines, NORED NamPower and the Electricity Control Board) to present their services and objectives to the audience.  “The visit was successful and it is good that we came to speak to the leaders about the electricity industry and also to see the situation on the ground” said the Deputy Minister. 


Some of the Councilors in Omusati Region stressed during the meeting that they experience power outages almost every day in the entire region. The Deputy Minister assured them that challenges in the industry such as power interruptions will be improved.


During the visit, the delegation also presented the electricity supply industry objectives and structure to the business community at the Ohangwena Regional council.  The presentation was done in conjunction with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (NCCI) Northern branch.

Deputy Minister visits Ohangwena and Omusati regions