Namibia-news (41)

Erongo Red paid up

September 10, 2023

Erongo Red is one of the regional electricity distribution companies (REDs) that do not owe power utility NamPower, it has been revealed.

This comes after the company had been inadvertently listed among companies that owe the utility, amidst NamPower's plans to introduce prepaid meters for all its distribution customers, including (REDs), as part of measures to improve its debt management.

The power utility aims to convert all its distribution customers to prepaid meters by July 2025.

NamPower is reported to be owed N$1.5 billion.

The NAMDIA Foundation has launched a N$2.8 million annual Bursary Scheme in honour of Zacharias Lewala, who discovered the first diamond in Namibia, in 1908 in Kolmanskuppe.

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has warned citizens to register their SIM cards in the coming 12 months or face service provider termination.

The Ministry of Health has announced that Namibia has entered a 5th wave of COVID-19 infections, amid rising infections and hospitalizations.

Namibia has failed to meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of vaccinating at least 40% of its eligible population by the end of 2021, Health minister Kalumbu Shangula has said. 

The City of Windhoek has extended Jennifer Comalie’s tenure as Acting Chief Executive Officer by three more months.

As the clock struck 12 midnight, glasses were raised and well wishes and new resolutions rang out signaling the start of 2022. We’ve been down this road before many a time, but the last few years have not been kind and whatever we have wished for has been hard to achieve.

The City of Windhoek has announced that its Management Committee has accepted the withdrawal of the resignation of O’Brien Hekandjo, the Strategic Executive: Electricity.

The Ministry of Health has issued new vaccination guidelines which will allow booster shots for those vaccinated with AstraZeneca and Pfizer, and also the mixing of vaccines in warranted circumstances.

Health minister, Kalumbi Shangula on Tuesday announced amendments to the public health measures that will come into effect as from midnight 16 December 2021 to 15 January 2022.

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