Cabinet has issued a directive to NamPower to put on hold the planned suspensions of power supply to defaulting local authorities.

The Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Ipumbu Shiimi, said this in a letter to the NamPower Board Chairperson, Daniel Motinga, yesterday.

Shiimi says the directive to suspend power cuts is in consideration of pending consultations between the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, and the local authorities.

This is after the Cabinet has been briefed on the deteriorating debt situation of local authorities in the country.

Local authorities in the Hardap, ||Kharas, Kavango West, Kavango East, Omusati, and Kunene regions are the most affected.



Blanche Goreses