Unpaid govt water bill exceeds P100 million


It has emerged government is heavily indebted to the financially struggling Water Utilities Corporation (WUC), a debt that runs in excess of P100 million. Parliament heard this week that altogether government’s water bill stands at an exorbitant P130 million.

The minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila, made this startling revelation when responding to a question from Boteti East Member of Parliament Sethomo Lelatisistswe.

The MP had queried why some government employees in his area were without water due to outstanding bills inherited from previous occupants.

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Masisi should avoid diplomatic tensions

Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent spats regarding the supposed involvement of Eswatini and South Africa in accommodating former president Ian Khama have sparked concerns about the potential ramifications on diplomatic relations. While transparency is valued, it must be accompanied by strategic communication to mitigate unintended consequences.President Masisi’s comments during a diplomatic heads meeting have drawn attention to the delicate balance...

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