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INTERVIEW: Katutura Residents Committee Member Shaun Gariseb on Electricity Control Board’s Cancellation Of Tariff Increases

todayJuly 4, 2024 4

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In a recent statement, Shaun Gariseb, a member of the Katutura Residents Committee, expressed his satisfaction with the intervention by the minister Thomas Alweendo regarding electricity issues. Gariseb’s comments highlight the significance of leadership and public participation in addressing the community’s concerns.

Ministerial Intervention and Public Support

Gariseb began by expressing his happiness with the minister’s intervention, which he had requested in an appeal review. “I’m very, very happy that the minister has intervened and he has heeded my calls as per the appeal review wherein I asked him and implored him to exercise his power as vested by Article 40a in the Namibian constitution,” Gariseb stated. He praised the minister for recognizing the public interest and demonstrating good leadership by taking necessary action.

Gratitude to the Public and ECB

Gariseb extended his gratitude to the general public for their active participation in signing the petition, which showcased the community’s unity in the face of shared challenges. “On this note, I also want to thank the general public for signing the petition and showing that we really can unite and stand together when we are affected,” he said. Additionally, he acknowledged the role of the Electricity Control Board (ECB) but reminded everyone that the current solution is only temporary.

Looking Ahead: Alternative Energy Sources

Gariseb emphasized the need for sustainable solutions and urged the government and stakeholders to explore alternative energy sources. He pointed out the impending end of the ESCOM power purchase agreement in 2025, urging Namibia to prepare for this transition. “Government should not rest on their laurels and the stakeholders must find ways where we can look at producing alternative energy sources,” he asserted. Gariseb warned against complacency, stressing that the community must not find itself in the same predicament after a year.

Calling Off the Demonstration

Concluding his statement, Gariseb announced the decision to call off the planned demonstration. “We are today going to decide and we are going to call off the demonstration. People are interested, we will even stop those who are on their way from the regions that the information is out and we are really thankful,” he explained. This decision reflects the community’s appreciation for the minister’s intervention and the collective effort to address the electricity issues.

Shaun Gariseb’s remarks underscore the importance of proactive leadership, community involvement, and the pursuit of sustainable energy solutions to ensure long-term stability and progress for Namibia.

Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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