The regional councilor of Engela Constituency in Ohangwena said that Nored has never shown any commitment to the efforts to combat the effect of Covid-19 in Ohangwena Region.

Mr Jason Ndakunda said this during Ohangwena Region Disaster Risk Management Committee meeting which took place on 29 May 2020 in Eenhana.

The meeting was attended by political leaders, community leaders, and leaders of institutions who are serving on the committee meant to be a platform to discuss and to provide strategies on all issues of an urgent and serious nature concerning Ohangwena region.

Ndakunda said: “Nored, what has Nored contributed? That is why we need them here, maybe they can explain. They never attend our meetings although they are stakeholders. We have to engage them at the high level. They don’t seem to understand the seriousness of the situation. The CEO himself has to explain why it is a problem for them to engage in Ohangwena region. There are lots of their customers in the region, people paying electricity but this company is not showing any commitment in social and community issues.”

The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored)’s spokesman Mr Simon Lukas promised to provide a response when contacted by this newspaper but he did not provide the answer through email although he was given a full week to do so.

Meanwhile Omutumwa is reliably informed that the electricity distributor company (Nored) has bought food meant for Covid-19 effects mitigation but the foodstuff have been stored at its regional offices for weeks.