Sunday, April 18, 2021

Kweneng District bewails high water bills

The virtual Kweneng District Council meeting last week was informed by its chairperson that Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) bills are high. 

Councillor Motlhophi Leo told the council that as at the end of November 2020 WUC was owed P45,9 million by customers in the Molepolole Management Centre.

Out of the hair-raising bill P10.3million was for government institutions, P4 million for business and commercial customers and the remaining P31,5 million for individual customers.

“This is very worrisome and I wish at this juncture to remind you that WUC is supposed to be operating along commercial lines hence service provision has a potential to be compromised where revenues are not forthcoming. To that end, I urge you honourable councilors, to encourage your electorates to pay for the water service, whose importance at this juncture cannot be over-emphasised, amidst the escalating numbers of Covid-19 cases,” said Councilor Leo. 

He added that WUC would do their part by making their services accessible to the most remote areas, through periodic mobile services that will be announced a day or two before the visits. He therefore urged to take advantage of such services to keep out debts manageable while ensuring the continuation of water supply services. 

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