By Staff reporter
WINDHOEK,August 01 – The Electricity control board (ECB) clarified on the snub of other northern Governors at the meeting slated for Friday,04 August at Nored headquarter in Ondangwa Town of Oshana region.
Last month on 28 July 2023 the Chief Executive Officer of Electricity Control Board (ECB) Robert Kahimise wrote an invitation letter to the Governor of Oshana region Elia Irimari to further extend invitation to the fellow Governors of Omusati,Ohangwena and Oshikoto for a meeting to discuss the most spoken matter of Electricity supplier in Namibia’s Northern regions (Nored).
“ECB would like to invite you to a meeting to update you on the developments in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) in general and Nored in particularly” read part of the letter.
However this invitation couldn’t sit well on other Governors such of Kunene,Kavango West,Kavango East and Zambezi region not to be invited since their concerned regions are also supplied by Nored and this prompted ECB to clarify on the matter.
ECB spokesperson Ferdinand Molale denied the meeting with Governors of 04 regions were intended to snub other Governors but explained that this was just familiar tour ECB boss to the north hence he decided to consult with Governors of Oshana,Ohangwena,Omusati and Oshikoto region and he was also quick to point out that other regions will also be consulted. “ECB has also received concerns from Governors of Kavango regions especially on the high costs of electricity of Green Schemes in those two regions and definitely the ECB Chief Executive Officer will also meet with the rest other concerned Governors including Otjozondjupa which is under cenored” Molale explained to this reporter.
ECB is the regulator of the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) and it’s mandate,derived from Electricity Act 4 of 2007,include amongst others,to exercise control over and regulate the provision use and consumption of electricity in Namibia in accordance with prevailing government policies.
It’s functions include,tariff settings and implementation amongst others,ECB also monitors performance of licensees including the performance of all REDs including Nored- Namibia Daily News.