WUC Billing Improves

| June 15, 2015

Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila has called on customers to register with Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) in order to receive water bills through Short Message Service (SMS) in their mobile phones.

Speaking during a kgotla meeting addressed by President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama recently, Mr Mokaila said only 40 000 out of the expected 350 000 water users registered for the service.

Mr Mokaila said the SMS system was the solution to the problem of users not receiving their monthly water bills for long periods.

He informed residents that he was hopeful the country would be free from loading shedding, but said electricity demand would continue.

Mr Mokaila said production at Morupule B has improved and that Morupule A would be refurbished. He addded that he hoped that by May next year two units would be in operation.

He said his ministry was working round the clock to ensure adequate electricity production to meet demand while improving other power stations such as the one in Matshelagabedi.

He assured residents that in three years, electricity challenges would be a thing of the past.

He encouraged electricity users to minimise usage by switching off some appliances when not in use. Furthermore, he said the water challenge in Shashe Mooke was due to the network, adding that there was a need to change it.

Minister of Wildlife, Environment and Tourism, Mr Tshekedi Khama informed residents that the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has requested for 100 posts and second hand vehicles from Central Transport Organisation (CTO) in order to address complaints from members of the public about wild animals that were damaging their property.

Earlier, Kgosi Bafedile Adam and the VDC chairperson, Ms Kenalemang Nono had complained about acute shortage of water and the damage caused by wild animals in the village.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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