Rundu residents unhappy with NORED services

Residents of Rundu are still not happy with the services offered by NORED.

They expressed themselves at a consultation meeting, organized by the Rundu Town Council.

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and the Ministry of Mines and Energy are consulting and soliciting inputs from key stakeholders on the establishment of Regional Electricity Distributors and their impact on local authorities.

NORED implementing SCADA system in Kavango East

The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) has announced that it has started to implement a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in the Kavango East Region in order to minimize power disruptions.

This announcement was made by Nored’s Executive of Technical Services, Petnen Frans, during a recent community meeting held in the Nidiyona Constituency.

Rundu Town Council expresses desires to exit partnership with NORED

The Rundu Town Council has expressed its desire to exit its partnership with the Northern Regional Electricity Distributor.

At a stakeholders' consultation meeting with the Electricity Control Board, Mayor Gabriel Kanyanga said NORED's services to the town were poor.

The Rundu Mayor said the council might not renew its agreement with the electricity distributor when the current one expires in three years' time.

Rundu, he says, has, among other signs of decline, become a dark town, despite NORED's mandate as responsible for the maintenance of street lights.