NAMIBIAN VICE-PRESIDENT INAUGURATES PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT

OUTAPI, NAMIBIA-- Namibian Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba has described the electricity supply sector as the catalyst and backbone of all social economic activities in the country's development agenda.

Speaking when he inaugurated a five megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant at Outapi in Omusati Region (Province) on Tuesday, he said the importance of the electricity sector in a thriving economy could not be overstated as it was a common cause that uninterrupted power supply will form part of the backbone of industrialization efforts.

He pointed out that Omusati Region is currently utilising about 10 MW for both households and businesses of which five MW would now be generated locally at the newly commissioned plant.

Mbumba indicated that the advantages of having electricity produced locally and within the region will see a positive socio-economic spin-off effects which will enable for greater economic opportunities.

Speaking at the same event, Managing Director of Camelthorn Business Venture, Ferdinand Nghiyolwa said the solar plant can supply approximately three-thousand households consuming on average 300 kilowatts per month.

He added that the plant was connected and energized in June this year, while its commercial operation kicked off in July.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK