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MTC LEADS THE WAY IN RURAL ELECTRIFICATION.


Windhoek, Oct 21- Namibia’s Most Admired Brand, MTC is leading the way in rural electrification. According to MTC’s Spokesperson, Tim Ekandjo, the mobile creative giant has invested over N$85 million over the last 2 years and will invest a further N$11 million to build
power lines to various rural areas across Namibia.


“As part of Phase 1 of our 081 project that aims to provide close to 100% network connectivity, we have so far invested a total of N$85 million to build over 133 power lines that now provides electrification to rural areas that previously had no electricity. As part of Phase 2 that
commenced in March of 2020, we will build another 105 power lines that will connect 105 rural sites. These power lines are not just meant to provide power to our sites but to the entire area and that is why we deliberately decided to invest in power lines as opposed to simply
buying generators which would only have benefitted our sites. We see this investment as one of social and economic development because once a rural area is electrified it creates other essential economic opportunities for other stakeholders said Ekandjo.

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