Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised the critical need for reliable and sustainable energy sources at the recent launch of the Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas Depot.
In her opening remarks, Nandi-Ndaitwah highlighted the significant benefits for the country’s energy security and distribution capabilities and how the new gas depot will enhance Namibia’s energy landscape.

“The establishment of this gas depot brings several benefits to our country. Most of all, it contributes to our energy security by improving our security of gas supply while bolstering our capacity to distribute energy domestically. Thus, this will make energy more accessible to both individual consumers and businesses alike,” she stated.
The Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas Depot’s key focus is reducing emissions, conserving resources, and promoting clean energy solutions, aligning with Namibia’s national goals for a greener future.
Nandi-Ndaitwah underscored the importance of incorporating advanced technologies and best practices in gas management, which the new facility exemplifies.

“This project is a clear demonstration of the private sector’s commitment to complement our government’s efforts in the socio-economic development of our country.
“By incorporating advanced technologies and best practices in gas management, Hakahana Lacho is setting a benchmark for environmental responsibility,” she explained.

Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas, founded by Johannes Abed in 2012, is a 100% Namibian-owned company that employs 80 people.
The company’s core business is the supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), and it has expanded its gas supply depots to various regions across Namibia, including Windhoek, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Oshikango, Walvis Bay, Nkurenkuru, and other towns.
Nandi-Ndaitwah also used the platform to encourage young entrepreneurs to innovate, with the government providing support to help them become job creators and reliable partners in national development.
“Currently, there are different platforms to support young entrepreneurs in starting businesses, and moving forward, such programs will be strengthened.

“The Hakahana gas depot is a shining example of what we can achieve when we work together towards common goals,” she added.
The event also featured a humanitarian gesture from the Vice President, who handed over food parcels to over 600 beneficiaries from Windhoek, underscoring the community-centred approach of the new energy project.
The launch of the Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas Depot marks a step forward in Namibia’s journey towards energy security and sustainability, showcasing the positive impact of collaborative efforts between the government and the private sector.