The Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) and the City of Windhoek are set to provide electricity to some parts of the city’s informal settlement.

This forms part of the ‘Project Development and Transfer Agreement on the Electrification of Peri-urban areas in the municipality of Windhoek’.

Speaking at the project signing ceremony in Windhoek this morning, Nampower managing director Kahenge Haulofu said the state utility will fully fund the project valued at N$15,5 million and will benefit 1000 households in nine informal settlements of Windhoek.

Haulofu said the project which might conclude before August 2020 signals the start of the ‘Electrification Project’, aligned to the city’s five-year electrification plan.

“The City of Windhoek identified nine informal areas which are ready for electrification. Nampower’s contribution to the nine informal areas will be the electrification of a total 1000 households,” he said.