Oshakati Town Council took a ground breaking step in the history of local government in Namibia when it joined forces with Premier Electric (a subsidiary of NamPower) to establish a joint-venture company, Oshakati Premier Electric (OPE), in the year 2000. This was also the year in which the company became operational. OPE’s main objectives are to distribute and supply electricity and to maintain and operate the electrical infrastructure in Oshakati.
Initially, NamPower and the Oshakati Town Council had equal shareholdings in OPE. The Oshakati Town Council contributed electrical infrastructure in Oshakati to OPE and NamPower injected capital, equivalent to the value of the assets contributed by the council. In June 2007, NamPower’s investment in OPE was settled and the Oshakati Town Council became the sole shareowner of OPE.
OPE is governed by a board of directors and run by a management team appointed by the board.It operates within the boundaries of Oshakati Town and is responsible for supplying power to the town of Oshakati; maintaining and upgrading the street and traffic lights and existing and future networks; and for other related services such as account payments, power applications, fault reporting, etc
VissionTo be the preferred electricity distribution and supply company in all the areas in which we operate
MissionThrough effective and efficient service, to provide our customers with affordable and reliable electricity, while exceeding shareowners’ expectations, caring for our employees, and expanding our market share.