Aug 18

Copper wire theft and vandalism costs Erongo RED close to 2 million

Erongo RED’s Chief Executive Officer, has urged residents to strongly guard against theft and vandalism of electrify infrastructure.
Tino !Hanabeb says it disrupts the smooth provision of electricity. !Hanabeb, noted that the theft and vandalism of copper wires cost the electricity distributor over N$1.7 million in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Additionally, Erongo RED has appointed a security company at a cost of over 72 thousand per month to guard electrical equipment and infrastructure.