Water tariffs to go up – Mokaila

Mokaila
Mokaila

FRANCISTOWN: The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila, has said that water tariffs are likely to go up to recover costs and deal with misuse.

He told a Water Pitso at Adonsonia Hotel in Francistown recently that Botswana’s water tariffs are still low compared to other countries and this might be the reason why people misuse the resource.

“Some people have a perception that there is too much water in Botswana and use water carelessly. I think the government should consider water tariff increment. Maybe people will start to save water,” he explained.

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