Walvis Bay residents urged to pay water bills

SETTLE ARREARS … Walvis Bay residents have been urged to make arrangements to pay off their debts.

Walvis Bay residents have been urged to honour their commitment to the municipality by paying their debts.

This plea was made by local authority councillor Ryan Gordon after a council meeting on Tuesday, where councillors demanded the termination of RedForce Debt Management’s contract.

A motion to terminate the company’s operations with immediate effect was tabled by councillor Ephraim Shozi, and supported by the councillors.

In an interview with The Namibian on Tuesday, Gordon said residents should make arrangements with the municipality to settle their debts.

“We thank God that the demand of the people was met. We thank the mayor and administration for their cooperation. Let’s make Walvis Bay great again. People must, however, try their best to add extra money to their payment. Not everybody has enough money, but they can make arrangements with the municipality. Do not wait until you sink deeper into debt again. It is important to pay.

We will do our best to educate the community to honour their duty in order to avoid more debt accumulation,” he said.

Gordon further said meetings would be held to talk about how the RedForce termination process will be handled.

Residents said they were happy about the news after enduring many sleepless nights.

“I really tried my best to settle my account, but there was never enough. I was worried about how I will pay this month. I will try to settle my debts,” said Bertha Paulus.

“I am grateful that our councillors fought for us. It is not that we do not want to pay. Times are really hard. We will continue to pay the little that we have,” said Jonas Kefas.

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