Power outages result in fish stock losses

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The Fonteintjie Fish Farming Community Project at Keetmanshoop has almost lost all its fish stock due to a power outage.  

The power outage came as a result of an electricity supply disconnection for the project by Keetmanshoop Municipality in December last year because of an unpaid debt of more than N$1 million.  

The project manager of Fonteintjie Fish Farm,  Peter Simasiku, says thousands of fish fingerlings have died to date due to a lack of oxygen. 

He explained that the power outage caused a loss of oxygen in the fish ponds. 

Power outage at Ndonga Linena Green Scheme affects production

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The Ndonga Linena Green Scheme farm manager fears that an electricity outage there may affect the farms' yield for the current planting season.

Janno Rentel says the power outage at the green scheme has become prevalent.

Farm manager Janno Rentel says NORED needs to act urgently on the matter.

He says that for the past three months, they've experienced power outages for at least three consecutive days.  

NAMPOWER, NORED urged to improve on their service delivery in Kavango West

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The regional leadership and residents of Kavango West Region are disappointed at the poor service delivery by NamPower and Northern Electricity Distributor company.

The power utilities held a regional stakeholder engagement at Nkurenkuru on the frequent power outages in the region.

Participants at the engagement including Governor Sirkka Ausiku did not mince their words in calling on the companies to improve their services with immediate effect.

ECB proposes mechanism to mitigate frequent power outages at Rundu

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The Electricity Control Board (ECB) wants to activate a power outage reporting mechanism for all stakeholders at Rundu in the Kavango East Region.

The reporting mechanism will ensure that the ECB does not rely on power generators and distributors for scheduled and unplanned outages.

ECB Spokesperson Ferdinand Molale says once the mechanism is activated, residents and businesses can help the regulator monitor the activities of the licensees.