S/Phikwe Council to name, shame defaulters

Selebi-Phikwe Town Council
Selebi-Phikwe Town Council

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Selebi-Phikwe Town Council will from this month advertise service levy and rates defaulters in newspapers for a period of a month to force them to pay.

The council is owed P14.8 million in rates as of the end of October and over P5 million for the service levy during the same period. Mayor Molosiwa Molosiwa expressed concern over the debt, noting that at the same time the very people expect council to deliver on its mandate. He said at the ongoing full council meeting that effort was made in the form of house-to-house campaigns, SMS alerts and letters of notifications, but all yielded very little results. “Council has now decided to advertise the names of all defaulters in the newspapers from this month for a period of four weeks,” he said.

He added that the situation is a problem that needs to be addressed by all stakeholders, especially in this era where councils are supposed to generate money for themselves. Meanwhile, Molosiwa applauded the District Health Management Team (DHMT) for ensuring that no mortality was registered during the recent diarrhoea outbreak that attacked the under five population in September due to the Rota Virus.

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