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.
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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