The Electricity Control Board has turned down a proposal by the City of Windhoek to increase the cost of electricity to its customers by 2%.

The board’s chief executive officer, Foibe Namene, confirmed this to The Namibian on Thursday.

The Windhoek municipality last month filed an application with the ECB to increase electricity tariffs by 2%.

One of the primary reasons the city gave for the proposed increase was to generate revenue to finance its operations under the electricity department – including the procurement of service vehicles and equipment.

 

Source: Namibian

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