NamWater owed over N.dollars 800 million

22 Dec 2017 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 22 DEC (NAMPA) – The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is owed over N.dollars 800 million in water bills by the Namibian public.
The millions are mostly owed by public entities including Government ministries, according to NamWater’s Head of Public Relations and Communication Officer, Johannes Shigwedha, who spoke to Nampa on Thursday.
He said NamWater is in the process of selecting a special team that will work towards recovering the owed monies.
He said the massive bill owed to the water parastatal has been there “forever”, but that it would now work towards recovering every little cent.
“We have been thinking on how we can recover all this debt that is owed to us. As a parastatal we do not get any Government subsidies, so it is import that we recover every cent for our operations to work,” he said.
A recent report published by the National Council stated that by July 2017, the government and local authorities owed NamWater over N.dollars 400 million. The rest of the money owed is from use at water points, households and accrued interest.