APM pleads with Malawians to honour water bills, stop illegal connections

President Peter Mutharika on Friday pleaded with Malawians to embrace the culture of honouring water bills.

President Peter Mutharika is conducted  on a tour on the map of the supply project area in Sengabay,Salima.(C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is conducted on a tour on the map of the supply project area in Sengabay,Salima.(C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is conducted  on a tour on the map of the supply project area in Sengabay,Salima.(C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is conducted on a tour on the map of the supply project area in Sengabay,Salima.(C) Stanley Makuti

Speaking in Salima, Mutharika said water boards are struggling to provide efficient and effective services because of lack of money as customers owe the boards huge sums of money.

“I plead with you, I urge you please pay water bills. The boards needs the money to sustain the supply of water,” he said.

Looking on was Inspector General of Police Lexter Kachama who department owes Lilongwe  Water Board a staggering K340 million.

Mutharika also urged Malawians to avoid illegal connections of water saying this makes boards lose huge sums of money.

Lilongwe Water Board is currently visiting all houses under its jurisdiction to check on illegal connections.

The board says the exercise will take at least six month to finish. It says however those who goes to the board and declares they have an illegal connection will have an amnesty but will have to pay a fine instead of being dragged to court.

 

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6 thoughts on “APM pleads with Malawians to honour water bills, stop illegal connections”

  1. clueless says:

    Why should we pay our water bills when the city goes over 48 hours without water, how do you reconcile that Mr retarded president. This is the capital city its not some remote area in Thyolo, and we have no running water for 48 hours???? and you say investors are coming to Malawi???………. my foot!

  2. Kenkkk says:

    No need to plead Peter. Enforce the long arm of the law to those not paying. Water boards need to be proactive and should enforce the laws to get these people paying or just cut off the water supply to their houses or offices. They will soon pay. That is what efficient other countries do. The problem is corruption within the water boards and the dithering of the govt. They need very strong and fearless CEOs.

    The govt itself has a mountain of unpaid Water bills, so Peter let your give set an example by paying. So please order all govt depts plus parastatals to pay immediately.

    And you want these water boards to venture into irrigation?

  3. patrick says:

    Central region water board samplira ma suppliers amafuna katundu alandire ulele, alibwino musalipra ma billo

  4. simon says:

    Yes Government is the major culprit they never pay there water bills to the water boards they are giving them Promissary notes for bills for 2013, how do you expect waterboards to run efficiently.

  5. Bima Matheza says:

    APM is not serious. he should lead by examp. I thought he is the head of police, and yet the police is failing to pay BWB bills for a yr. Proffessor wakuti ameneyu.

  6. Dakali says:

    How do you expect people to honour their bills when you have messed up the economy yourself Mathanyula. People look at the basic immediate need before spending at the rate you have put the economy. A person has K1,000 and he has to choose between paying water bill and buying food for his children and dependent (some of them orphans), what will he do? You have failed to run the economy and people can not be told to be honouring bills becaise of your (DPP & APM) failure, just move out mwatikwana

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