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Illegal power connections rising power consumption

Tue, 9 June 2015 21:39
by online writer
News Flash

The illegal power connection in informal settlement, in Windhoek is rising power consumption and power outage in areas that are near informal settlement, says the Communication Manager of City of Windhoek, Joshua Amukugo today in a media briefing.

“The city of Windhoek has recorded a number of unplanned power outage due to electricity tripping more especially in areas bordering with the informal settlement since the start of winter,” says Amukugo. He said City of Windhoek officials will be on the look to detect illegal electricity connections, and they will be disconnected.

He said the City of Windhoek is busy constructing two distribution points in informal settlement of Havana and Bibilon under the Targeted Intervention Program for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) Projects. The two projects will be completed around March 2016 and the commissioning will be November 2015.

He also announced that the process of appointing the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of City of Windhoek will be concluded soon. “By the second week of July 2015, the new CEO will be ready to start working, whether he is from within the City of Windhoek or outside, we do not know yet,” he said.

Amukugo also noted that since 2013 with regards to the insufficient or inflow into the NamWater surface reservoirs (dams) that also supply Windhoek with water. He said despite all the interventions and measures, only about 5.7 water saving has been achieved for the month of April 2015. “We are calling for residents support in assisting to enforce these measures; compulsory covering of swimming pools, all car wash businesses should comply with the regulatory requirements which states that no washing of cars with hose pipe is allowed,” he noted.