Nine para-athletes were awarded national colours at a ceremony held on 25 June, ahead of their departure to Berlin,
NamPower has chosen to distribute on its own energy-saving bulbs in the final phase of a project launched in September 2016 that was meant to distribute one million free bulbs to households by May 2017.
Government plans to unbundle power utility, NamPower, into generation, transmission and distribution units, the Windhoek Observer has established.
NamPower’s N$330 million refurbishment of four units at the coal-fired Van Eck Power Station in Windhoek has come under scrutiny;
NamPower has halted Arandis Power’s 120MW Heavy Fuel Oil Power Project, citing that “circumstances have changed” and that Namibia no longer needs the additional 120 MW from the project.
Power utility, NamPower, has defended the slow pace at which all planned mega electricity projects are moving, saying the execution of projects such as Baynes and Kudu Gas are highly complex,
NamPower MD, Simson Haulofu, is alleged to have interfered with the process to recruit the company’s chief legal advisor by favouring a candidate that scored third in interviews conducted earlier this month.
The NamPower Board was expected to decide this week whether or not the utility will sign a power purchase agreement with Arandis Power, a private company that is planning to set up a 120MW Heavy Fuel Oil power station in Arandis in the Erongo region.
State-owned power utility, NamPower, has spent N$128 million out of the N$135 million budgeted for its 1 million LED campaign while installing just over a quarter of the promised energy saving bulbs.
Former NamPower Managing Director, Paulinus Shilamba, has walked away with a N$2 million golden handshake, despite leaving the power utility amid allegations of corruption, involving an inflated tender in which the company paid N$30 million for a N$2 million project.