WINDHOEK - The Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater) has suspended the supply of water to Rehoboth because of escalating debts.
NamWater spokesperson Tommi Numbala told Nampa yesterday that the water utility suspended water to the town as from 08h00 on Monday due to the outstanding amount of almost N$29 million. He said the water supply would stay disconnected until the Rehoboth Town Council pays at least a quarter or half of the said amount.
“It depends on them if they can pay a quarter or half of the amount, then water can be reconnected,” he noted.
Numbala, however, said NamWater would provide tanks with water to hospitals and schools for the time being.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Rehoboth Town Council, Jeffrey Kasupi, told this agency on enquiry that the town council was negotiating with NamWater to solve the problem.
He said the town’s, chief executive officer (CEO), Theo Jankowsk, and other council management members were meeting with NamWater. Kasupi said NamWater has only provided water to hospitals, but not yet to schools.
“As far as I know, no water has been provided to schools. We have 11 schools, and three schools have hostels,” he added.
Nampa earlier reported that water supply to Gibeon in the Hardap Region was also disconnected on June 1 this year for owing the water utility about N$3.8 million.
The Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development came to that village‘s rescue by paying N$1 million on June 6 for the reconnection of the water supply. - Nampa