Ongwediva City Council urged residents to pay for their city services on time.
According to council spokesperson Jackson Muma, they will begin to implement the full credit control policy from the 10th.May after being relaxed for a year since the Covid-19 outbreak.
“The implementation will begin with the disconnection of municipal services for defaulting debtors who have not fully settled their accounts or who have approached the office for specific arrangements,” he explained.
Muma said the action resulted from the increase in the current accounts receivable balance due to non-payment for services by some residents. Townspeople owe the council N $ 50 million.
“The council engaged residents through different platforms, asking them to pay for the services rendered to them. But not all of them responded positively to these requests, ”he added.
The town hall of Ongwediva relaxed the suspension of services rendered to its inhabitants in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. However, the gesture seems to have compromised the maintenance of municipal infrastructures and their operating expenses.
The board, however, expressed thanks to customers who diligently paid for the services, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.