Pay municipal account and win a car, cash

2017-01-11 06:02
Retief Odendaal, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir begroting en tesourie, en Leslie Reddy, EOH se direkteur vir die openbare sektor, toets een van die motors wat in die munisipaliteit se Betaal-om-te-wen-kompetisie gewen kan word.  Foto: ROSLYN BAATJIES

Retief Odendaal, burgemeesterskomiteelid vir begroting en tesourie, en Leslie Reddy, EOH se direkteur vir die openbare sektor, toets een van die motors wat in die munisipaliteit se Betaal-om-te-wen-kompetisie gewen kan word. Foto: ROSLYN BAATJIES

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RESIDENTS of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro whose municipal accounts were paid on time can win one of two brand new cars in July.

Everyone - except councillors, business enterprises and municipal workers - will be eligible to win the car- and cash prizes, said Retief Odendaal, member of the mayoral committee for Budget and Treasury.

“We want to send the message to our municipal account holders to make their accounts a priority. It looks like 2017 is going to be a difficult financial year and it is also going to have an impact on the municipality. Our residents must try to settle their debt,” Odendaal said.

According to him, the recovery rate in July last year was just under 90%. The metro’s budgeted recovery rate is 94%.

“In November, our recovery rate was about 100%. We are happy about the progress that we have made.

“In November, 7 156 households made arrangements with regard to outstanding payments to the value of R68 million.”

EOH Mthombo, the service provider that verifies the water- and electricity meter data at properties, is sponsoring the competition.

“EOH spent about R1 million on marketing and prizes for the competition and I hope that we will see the fruits of it in a couple of months.

“There are cash prizes of R10 000 and R5 000 respectively. Lucky draws for this will take place at the end of February and March. Lucky draws for the two Chevrolet Sparks will take place at the end of July.”

Leslie Reddy, EOH’s director for the public sector, said that there will also be a R50 000 prize for the ward that improves the most in their account payments.

Mbuzeli Nogqala, the Director of Revenue Management and Customer Care for the municipality, said that all six municipal areas can win prizes of R10 000 or R5 000.

“It is a lucky draw and the municipality’s internal audit department will play a role as observers.”

How to win:

R10 000

* By settling your account.

* By settling your outstanding accounts or making arrangements to pay off the outstanding debt.

* By signing a debit order for the municipality.

R5 000

* By settling your account.

* By settling your outstanding accounts or making arrangements to pay off the outstanding debt.


A car

* By making arrangements for a debit order.

* By keeping your account up to date.

* By settling your outstanding accounts.

* By managing your municipal account well until the competition period ends.

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