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Outjo to disconnect defaulters’ water supply

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The Outjo Municipality will next Monday disconnect the water supply of residents and businesses whose municipal accounts in arrears, its chief executive officer Joseph Urib has said. Urib in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said residents and businesses were […]

The Outjo Municipality will next Monday disconnect the water supply of residents and businesses whose municipal accounts in arrears, its chief executive officer Joseph Urib has said.

Urib in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said residents and businesses were given an ultimatum to settle their accounts before 09 April 2021 or face possible closure on Monday, 12 April 2021.

“We have already communicated to the residents via different platforms. There is a standing arrangement that we announced since the beginning of the year and therefore we urged them to pay up or face possible closure since these debts are affecting our day to day operations,” noted Urib.

He said the town is obliged to cut off defaulters’ water unless payments are made on time or the necessary arrangements are made with the municipal to avoid disconnection.

According to the CEO, more than 3 000 residents and businesses at the town owe the municipality more than N.dollars 33 million, an amount he said is piling up since the government’s directive for all municipalities to open taps, including those of defaulters, on account of COVID-19.

Source: Namibia News Agency

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