The City of Kings will start to disconnect residents who don’t pay their rates in a bid to recover over $100 million owed by Bulawayo residents, New Zimbabwe reports.
This was revealed by Town Clerk, Christopher Dube who said the disconnections will start in Makokoba and Mzilikazi. Said Mr Dube:
The City of Bulawayo will be carrying out water disconnections in ward 7 and surrounding areas on all residential and commercial properties whose accounts are in arrears.
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Residents are encouraged to avoid being inconvenienced by these necessary recovery measures by approaching any council’s revenue offices and request to enter into a payment arrangement that will protect them against any of the recovery measures being taken.
Bulawayo is set to decommission one of its dams as its water woes continue.
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